Breakups Beyond Brexit, Negotiating Peace, Confronting Racial Realities

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Flowers decorate the statue of independence hero Simon Bolivar at the main square in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.
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Coming up on today's show:

  • On Saturday, AT&T announced that it reached a deal to purchase Time Warner for about $85 billion. If the deal goes through, the merger could establish the biggest media company ever. Jason Abbruzzese, a business reporter with Mashable, explains what this historic deal could mean to consumers.
  • Election Day is about two weeks away, and Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich gives the latest on what you should know before November 8th in his weekly "State of the Race" segment. 

  • South Africa became the second African country — following Burundi — to announce its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court on Friday. They are the first and second nations to leave the ICC. Kamari Clarke, a professor of international and global studies at Carleton University, discusses what this could mean for the ICC.

  • Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte is facing a tough re-election race in New Hampshire. A loss in The Granite State would issue a major blow to Republicans in Congress who are hoping to hold on to a majority after the election. Josh Rogers, senior political reporter and editor for New Hampshire Public Radio, gives us the latest. 
  • District attorney elections have historically been relatively uncontested and de-politicized, but this year, with a renewed focus on the criminal justice system, many local voters are seeing the position as a way to effect an immediate change in their communities. Maurice Chammah, a staff writer for The Marshall Project, has the details. 

  • When the historic peace deal between Colombia's government and the FARC failed to pass, many were shocked and scrambled to understand what happened. Jasmine Garsd, a reporter for PRI's Across Women's Lives, visited the "School of Forgiveness and Reconciliation" to learn how victims on both sides of the conflict are trying to move forward.
  • Over the next several weeks and months at The Takeaway, we're going to try to have ambitious and challenging conversations about race, privilege, and identity. We're inspired by Rebecca Carroll, the editor of special projects at WNYC. She's hosting a series called "How I got Over," and we'll be hearing some of those conversations here on The Takeaway.