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Week In The News: On Air Shooting, Wall Street Roller Coaster, Joe Biden's Rationale47:06
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With guest host Jane Clayson.

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street’s roller coaster ride. Biden considers a 2016 White House bid. Ten years since Katrina.

WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Horror on live TV. A Reporter and photographer shot dead. China fears spurred a wild week on Wall Street. Europe’s migrant tragedy deepens: 71 found dead in a truck in Austria. Two hundred more desolate souls feared dead off Libya’s coast. A decade later, a look back at Katrina’s wrath and recovery. On the campaign trail, Trump takes on Univision. Hillary “takes” responsibility for emails. Is Joe Biden ready to take them all on? Tropical Storm Erika has Florida in her sights. Panda-monium at the National Zoo. This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Jane Clayson

Guests

Bryan Monroe, contributor to The Root, professor of journalism at Temple University (@BryanKMonroe)

James Pindell, political reporter for the Boston Globe (@JamesPindell)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)

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Roanoke Times: DBJ shooter's history sheds light on workplace threats "He’d been fired after less than a year and soon alleged numerous grievances, including a hostile work environment, racial discrimination, sexual harassment, mental anguish and credit card debt caused by his firing. A judge dismissed the case in July 2014."

Boston Globe: Why Joe Biden could skip N.H. if he runs for president — "The rationale for Biden to skip Iowa and New Hampshire is this: He would enter the race too late to compete in those states. Ignoring those states, which allot their delegates proportionally, would mean losing out on a few dozen delegates out of the thousands he would need to win the nomination. If he began his bid in South Carolina, Biden would save millions of dollars and have a chance to build an organization to compete with the current front-runner, former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton." (Boston Globe)

The Wall Street Journal: Market rally loses steam — "A rally spurred by optimism over the U.S. economy and a rebound in commodity prices lost some steam Friday, as European shares and U.S. stock futures slipped."

This program aired on August 28, 2015.

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