A Military Startup, Comedy Today, Republicans on Rape

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall, Thursday, October 6th 2016 in Sandown, N.H.
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Coming up on today's show:

  • How are Republicans are reacting to Trump's sexual assault allegations? We're joined by Charlie Sykes, who's been a conservative talk radio host for 25 years. He believes the G.O.P. is in crisis.
  • The Takeaway's political reporter Todd Zwillich gives us an audio essay on why Trump's "rigged election" is the new birtherism.
  • In our latest installment of "Kids in Prison," a series from WNYC's Sarah Gonzalez, we look at how corrections officers' training and behavior compares between Germany and New Jersey.
  • Culture Reporter Melissa Locker gives us a break from the election with a round-up of new comedy specials from veterans and up-and-comers.
  • Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and The Takeaway, reviews this week’s big new releases, including "Kevin Hart: Now What?" and "Denial." 
  • The Department of Defense is essentially creating a start-up that will make new, innovative military technologies: MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator. We're joined by Adam Jay Harrison, director of this project, who says that big players in Silicon Valley aren't thrilled with this development.
  • Before the Trump Tapes, FOX Founder, Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes was facing numerous accusations of sexual harassment. Among his accusers was Kellie Boyle, who joins us today to discuss her experience and why it's important for women to share their stories of sexual misconduct perpetrated by powerful men.