Investigating the Trump Foundation, A New United Nations, Paralympic Heros

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Coming up in today's show:

  • Our guest, Washington Post reporter David Farentholdhas been looking into the Donald J. Trump Foundation for months. What he found? Presidential Candidate Donald Trump stopped giving to his foundation in 2008. And in some cases, he directly profited off charity-related events, or used money from the Trump Foundation for personal or political purposes.
  • The first presidential debate is coming soon, with the candidates busily preparing zippy one-liners  James Fallows is national correspondent for The Atlantic. He joins us to discuss who will win the debates, and if the system is "rigged."
  • We're teaming up with The Marshall Project to bring you a new series about the justice system: Case in Point. This week, we're focusing on the case of William Palmer, asking, "Can a man be convicted of assault if he committed the crime while he was suffering from a brain hemorrhage?" Andrew Cohen, commentary editor at the Marshall Project and author of Case in Point, joins us to shed light on this obscure case.
  • The new United Nations General Assembly starts tomorrow, and we're reviewing some of the issues the global leaders will be facing. First we look at North Korea in the wake of their latest nuclear test. Daryl Kimball, Director of the Arms Control Association, tells us how the international community can effectively respond to the country's concerning activity.
  • Also on the agenda of the United Nations will be the relationship between Russia and Ukraine. Ukraine is currently seeking legal accountability from Russia for the annexation of Crimea as the war on its eastern border continues. William Courtney, former U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan and Georgia, will tell us about if a peace process is in the works.
  • Life is about to become very different for more than 200 chimpanzees. Last week marked the end of privately funded research on chimps in the U.S., with over 200 of the animals being transferred to a sanctuary. Sarah Baeckler Davis, president and CEO of Project Chimps, talks about the challenges that lie ahead for acclimating the chimps to a more natural way of living, and how this move will affect the research world.
  • Hundreds of female Paralympic athletes are currently competing in Rio, but only one American has won gold medals in both Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. Alana Nichols, a six-time Paralympic medalist, joins us to talk about how the games have changed and how physically disabled athletes can battle depression.