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The president of the University of Missouri is stepping down after weeks of protests over his handling of racist incidents on campus. Meanwhile, a thousand miles away at Yale, racial tensions are boiling over on that campus, too. These incidents are creating a heated debate about how racial sensitivity is being handled on college campuses.

Then, Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" and a roundup of the latest TV news.

And, we chat with Simon Winchester, the author of “Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers.”

And finally, why do so many girls with autism go undiagnosed?

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Ryan Kailath

Campus Racial Uproar 12 MIN, 8 SEC

The president of the University of MIssouri is stepping down after weeks of protests over his handling of racist incidents on campus. Meanwhile, a thousand miles away at Yale, racial tensions are boiling over on that campus, too. The tipping point came last week with a fight about how administrators addressed culturally insensitive Halloween costumes. Is it cultural deafness or political correctness?

Guests:
Emily Bazelon, New York Times magazine (@EmilyBazelon)

TV Roundup 10 MIN, 14 SEC

Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," “Master of None,” the old shows are the new fall shows.

Guests:
Michael Schneider, Indiewire / Variety (@Franklinavenue)
Andy Greenwald, Grantland (@andygreenwald)

The Pacific 16 MIN, 2 SEC

Five years ago, author and journalist Simon Winchester published a book about the Atlantic Ocean. It was a kaleidoscope of stories about the history and geography of that ocean from the ancient Greeks to the great migration from the Old World to the New World. Now he’s turned his attention to the Pacific Ocean. His new book is called “Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers.”

Guests:
Simon Winchester, Journalist, geologist and author (@simonwwriter)

Autism and Girls 9 MIN, 59 SEC

Boys are about five times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. But the gap between boys and girls may be less about biology and more about screening. Research shows that autism is harder to detect in girls. And many girls go undiagnosed far into their adolescence and, in some cases, into adulthood.

Guests:
Somer Bishop, University of California, San Francisco

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