FBI Worries, Trade Concerns, 40 Years of Punk

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Coming up on today's show:

  • Many former senior Justice Department officials believe that FBI Director James Comey made a major mistake when he decided to inform Congress of the Clinton email review. Donald Ayer, former U.S. deputy attorney general and currently a partner at the law firm Jones Day, explains.
  • The crucial race to take control of the U.S. Senate is coming to an end soon. In Wisconsin, Democrat Russ Feingold is running a tough race against Republican incumbent Ron Johnson. Shawn Johnson, capitol bureau chief for Wisconsin Public Radio, gives an update on the state of the race with a week to go until Election Day.
  • How are citizens and officials in other nations viewing the U.S. presidential election? Today, we go to Mexico to hear from Monica Campbell, editor of the Global Nation desk for PRI's"The World" in Mexico City.
  • For the last few months, The Takeaway has been interviewing individuals in each of the 15 community types identified by the American Communities Project to get a sense of the issues that are affecting people where they live ahead of Election Day. Today we hear from Christina Garcia of the Hispanic Centers community type. 
  • Trade has become a major talking point in this election, and with both candidates coming out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many voters are uncertain of where they stand on the issue. Despite concerns over globalization, international trade is no longer on the rise for the first time since WWII. Matthew Slaughter, dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and professor of international business, explains.
  • Two years after the Russian annexation of Crimea, much of the world has forgotten about the war that continues in eastern Ukraine. Sophie Pinkham, author of "Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine," spent years living in Kiev after a short stay and Russia, and captures the conflict in her new book.
  • To celebrate 40 years of punk rock, Cornell University is hosting a five day long punk rock conference starting Tuesday. For a look at how the genre has changed, we turn to Katie Alice Greer, a vocalist and lyricist for D.C.-based band Priests. Their album, "Nothing Feels Natural," will be out January 27th.