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Yale economist William Nordhaus, along with New York University’s Paul Romer, received the Nobel Prize in economics Monday. We look at the consequences of putting Nordhaus’ research on the economic impact of climate change to policy. Then, Romer's work connecting technological innovation to economic growth has been influential across the globe, but perhaps not as influential as he would like. Also on today's show, we speak with Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood about Facebook’s newest gadget release amid users’ security concerns. And the U.S.

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Top reporters help us look ahead to the week’s news.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Reporting from WHYY in Philadelphia, Meghna and her guests will discuss redistricting in Pennsylvania ahead of the midterms.

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Lindsay Lazarksi, multimedia journalist for WHYY and Keystone Crossroads. (@llazarski)

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Midterm elections have often been seen as a referendum on the president and his party. Many presidents try to shy away from that idea. But not Donald Trump. He has a lot on the line next month, and he knows it, as NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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Just two days before saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenon went into the studio to record his new album, Hurricane Maria hit his native island of Puerto Rico.

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"The Hate U Give" tells the story of a 16-year-old girl named Starr Carter. She lives in a mostly black, lower-income neighborhood called Garden Heights. Williamson Prep, her high school, is in a mostly white, affluent part of town.

Unlabeled stimulants in soft drinks. Formaldehyde in meat and milk. Borax — the stuff used to kill ants! — used as a common food preservative. The American food industry was once a wild and dangerous place for the consumer.

Deborah Blum's new book, The Poison Squad, is a true story about how Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, named chief chemist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1883, conducted a rather grisly experiment on human volunteers to help make food safer for consumers — and his work still echoes on today.

My Economy tells the story of the new economic normal through the eyes of people trying to make it, because we know the only numbers that really matter are the ones in your economy.

Television producing legend Norman Lear has a long list of credits that include “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times” and “Maude.” Forty-five years after creating some of the most iconic sitcoms in American history, Lear is still making television, with a re-make of “One Day at a Time” recently airing on Netflix.

More than two million people have been displaced by the war in Yemen, which is being called the largest humanitarian crisis of our time.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins speaks with David Miliband (@DMiliband), president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former UK foreign secretary, who was in Yemen two weeks ago.

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