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Jim Lehrer of PBS reflects on his history as debate host and shares his thoughts on this year’s first presidential debate. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days kicks off big government week by exploring big housing with former Fannie Mae vice president Edward Pinto and Janneke Ratcliffe from the Center for American Progress; and coming to terms with a personal legacy of slavery.
Nate Silver looks at what makes some predictions accurate while others fail. Sociologist Vivian Louie on how Latino immigrants are adapting to American schools, jobs, and culture. John Banville discusses his latest novel, Ancient Light. And the former President of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe Velez, talks about leading the country’s transformation from what some called a “failed state” to a stable, modern democracy.
Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.