Republicans for the Environment, Fighting for Women, The Next U.N. Secretary General

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Polish women protest against a legislative proposal for a total ban on abortion in Poland, during a demonstration near EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.
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Coming up on today's show:

  • Hurricane Matthew's movement towards the Southeast could be the first real test of a potential sea level rise on the existing infrastructure. Richard Luettich, a professor of Marine Science and director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, weighs in.
  • Climate change has barely been mentioned at all in the last two debates. With rising sea levels and potentially devastating storm surges, how do Republican millennials feel about this problem they are likely to inherit? For answers, we turn to Alex Bozmoski, director of strategy and operations at RepublicEn.
  • Yahoo is on the defensive — again — after a report by Reuters alleges that the tech giant developed software to scan Yahoo email accounts at the request of government officials. Kim Zetter, a journalist and author who has been covering cyber security for more than a decade, says this story is still unfolding.
  • A contractor with the NSA has been arrested for stealing and leaking classified secrets. Harold Thomas Martin was employed by Booz Allen Hamilton, an international defense contractor frequently employed by the U.S. government. Scott Shane, national security reporter for our partners at The New York Times, has the details on this story. 
  • Two days after massive protests in Poland over a proposal to ban abortions, the nation's conservative leadership has had a change of heart and says they will not support the law. Agnieszka Graff, a feminist activist and writer in Poland and an American studies professor at the University of Warsaw, explains.
  • Once legally homeless herself, 18-year-old Harvard freshman Nadya Okamoto realized that menstrual hygiene needs are a serious issue among homeless women. So she set out to create a program that would help address the problem. Okamoto, now the founder and executive director of the menstrual hygiene non-profit "Camions of Care," shares her story today on The Takeaway. 
  • The United Nations appointed Portugal’s António Guterres as the next U.N. secretary-general with a unanimous vote. Guterres is Portugal’s former prime minister. But some observers are disappointed — many were hoping Irina Bokova, who was among the top three vying for the position, would be elected. She would have been the first female to lead the United Nations. Jean Krasno, a lecturer at the City College School for Civic and Global Leadership and former executive director of the Academic Council on the U.N.system, discusses