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‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic Releases To Skeptical (And Excited) Silicon Valley

October 7, 2015
In this composite image, a comparison has been made between Steve Jobs (L) and actor Michael Fassbender. Actor Michael Fassbender will play Steve Jobs in a film biopic 'Steve Jobs' directed by Danny Boyle. LEFT IMAGE: Apple CEO Steve Jobs gestures as he answers questions from the media at the Apple headquarters March 6, 2008 in Cupertino, California. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images) RIGHT IMAGE: Actor Michael Fassbender attends "Meet The Actor" at Apple Store Soho on August 7, 2014 in New York City. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Dawn Chmielewski of Re/code discusses how Silicon Valley may react to the film, which stars Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder.

Lawsuit Challenges Transgender Locker Room Access At Planet Fitness

October 7, 2015
Planet Fitness sign outside one of its 1000 locations. (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

We hear a counterargument to our conversation earlier this week about how to accommodate transgender people in gyms.

New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into DraftKings, FanDuel

October 7, 2015
DraftKings advertisements at Boston's South Station (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The fantasy sports companies are under scrutiny after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 on FanDuel’s site.

‘I Drive Your Truck’ Songwriter Now Drives Her Brother’s Truck

October 7, 2015
Paul Monti is pictured in May 2011 with his son Jared's truck. Jared Monti was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2006. (Anna Miller/Here & Now)

Like the real-life story that inspired her hit song, Connie Harrington now drives a pickup truck to remember a loved one who died.

Are You A ‘Phubber’?

October 7, 2015
A pedestrian uses a smartphone as he walks along Market Street on June 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phubbing means phone snubbing – looking at your mobile phone while someone is trying talking to you.

Russia Escalates Military Action In Syria

October 7, 2015
This image taken from video provided by the Syrian activist-based media group Syrian Revolutionary Command Council in Hama, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after a Russian airstrike hit buildings in the town of Latamna in the area of Hama in Eastern Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (Syrian Revolutionary Command Council in Hama via AP Video)

Richard Sakwa, an expert in Russia politics, discusses what Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to do in Syria.

California Gov. Signs Bills On Drones, Assisted Suicide, Fair Pay

October 7, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference to announce emergency drought legislation on March 19, 2015 in Sacramento, California. As California enters its fourth year of severe drought, California Gov. Jerry Brown joined Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Republican Leaders Senator Bob Huff and Assembly member Kristin Olsen to announce emergency legislation that aims to assist local communities that are struggling with devastating drought. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

It’s a busy time for California Governor Jerry Brown, as several pieces of significant legislation reach his desk.

How To Make Your Own Shrub For Sodas And Cocktails

October 7, 2015
Kathy Gunst's Shiso Plum Shrub is made with Japanese basil, plums and rice wine vinegar. It makes a refreshing soda, or it can be mixed with sake. (Kathy Gunst)

The vinegar and fruit syrup can be made into a refreshing drink – or even used in sweet and savory dishes.

DJ Session: Reggae That Spans The Globe

October 7, 2015
Howard "Flagga" Duperly's recommendations include a song off Jamaican reggae musician Jah Cure's new album "The Cure." (

Howard “Flagga” Duperly shares a number of artists catching his attention, from Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni to British ska group The Dualers.

UAW Sets Midnight Deadline In Fiat Chrysler Negotiations

October 7, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams talk during a ceremony to mark the opening of contract negotiations in Detroit, July 14, 2015. (Paul Sancya/AP)

In the midst of contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler, the United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike.

Pittsburgh Man Has An Unusual Strategy For Collecting Baseballs

October 7, 2015
Pittsburgh's Pete Schell says he's probably collected about 300 to 400 baseballs in the 15 years he's been shagging baseballs outside the Pirates' ballpark. But the dream of catching one on the fly has so far eluded him. (Lou Blouin)

Typically, fans catch balls inside the park. But on the banks of the Allegheny River, Pirates fan Pete Schell has caught hundreds of balls.

Is The U.S. Heading Into A Recession?

October 7, 2015
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the morning of August 26, 2015 in New York City. After a volatile week of fluctuations, the Dow Jones opened 400 points higher this morning. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Three months of weak jobs reports, major dips in the stock market and flat wages have many investors and analysts worried.

Nobel Highlights Key Role Of DNA Repair

October 7, 2015
Professor Sara Snogerup Linse, left explains why the laureates were awarded as Goran K. Hansson (center) and Claes Gustafsson, members of the Nobel Assembly sit during a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for "mechanistic studies of DNA repair." (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)

The winners of the prize in chemistry have helped researchers develop cancer drugs that stop cancer cells from repairing their DNA.

Flooding Devastates South Carolina Infrastructure

October 7, 2015
Children take a break from cleaning up a home in the Forest Acres neighborhood October 6, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The state of South Carolina experienced record rainfall amounts over the weekend and officials expect the costs to be in the billions. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

The flooding has taken a powerful toll on everything from roads and bridges to water delivery and electrical power.

Music From The Show

October 6, 2015

The Herbaliser, “Goldrush” Blur, “Garden Central” Nathan Fake, “The Sky Was Pink” ODESZA, “Sun Models” NO MUSIC Yesterday’s New Quintet, “Prelude” Bear In Heaven, “Memory Heart” Yesterday’s New Quintet, “Life’s Angles” Three Trapped Tigers, “5” Flying Lotus, “Parisian Goldfish” Anamanaguchi, “Planet” Belle & Sebastian, “Judy Is A Dickslap” Obfusc, “Shattrd Seashells” ODESZA, “All We Need” […]

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