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We hear the latest on the push to retake Sinjar. US-led airstrikes and Kurdish fighters have launched a major assault against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq to retake the town. We also head about an attempt to stem the flow of migrants hoping to enter Sweden. Plus the Russian government may have mistakenly broadcast some of its top secret nuclear plans on TV.
Isaura Ramirez served as an Army captain in Iraq. She came home and battled depression and now she’s fighting that with stand-up comedy. Plus, the President’s top science advisor gets ready for the upcoming global climate talks in Paris. Those stories plus the environmental dangers of Diwali.
The World Anti-Doping Agency accuses Russia of widespread, state-sponsored doping of track and field athletes. We get the view from Russia and hear from an American athlete who might benefit from Russian athletes being stripped of their medals. Plus, we profile a British imam who is also a psychologist. Using a combination of Koranic teaching and standard therapy, he's helping Muslim couples in Britain with their sex problems. Also, host Marco Werman has a remembrance of legendary pianist, songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, who has passed away at the age of 77.
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet for the first time in more than a year. Plus, we hear the story of a Palestinian living in a mostly Jewish Israeli building in Tel Aviv. He's lived there for years, but one of his neighbors left a note in the building recently, saying there's an Arab living among us. Soon a selfie next to the note went viral. Also, a Russian performance artist sets fire to the door of the country's secret police.
Sierra Leone celebrates the end of the Ebola outbreak this weekend. But is it really the end? Plus, we talk about race in the US with Gary Younge. He's British, he's black and he used to live in the US, working as a columnist for Britain's Guardian newspaper. So he has an unusual perspective on issues such as racism and immigration. And also, Donald Trump is scheduled to host NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend. Mexican-American cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz weighs on in that, and also on SNL's history of employing Latino cast members.
We bring the latest on the investigation into what brought down that Russian plane in Egypt. We also hear about the Mexican Supreme Court ruling that opens the door for the legalization of marijuana for personal use in the country. Plus, did you hear the one about the ancient tree in England that appears to have changed its gender? We'll have the details.