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Groups supporting Trump say they plan to send poll watchers to polling places nationwide on election day. The groups say they want to prevent voter fraud, but opponents argue what they’re doing is voter intimidation.

Some memes and tweets are telling voters they can vote online or by text, which you cannot do in any state. There are some deceptive ads on Twitter targeting minority voters, and Trump bots have been out-tweeting Clinton bots.

Britain’s hit a speed bump on its way to leave the EU. The UK’s high court ruled that Parliament must approve Brexit before the process begins.

Electroconvulsive therapy is nothing like the antiquated, barbaric-looking procedure in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” It’s worked well for people with severe depression and bipolar disorder. Now it’s being used for special cases of children with autism.

More than 100 tribes from the U.S. and Canada have rallied with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. The protest is part of a long history of Native American activism surrounding tribal sovereignty and environmental concerns.

Photo: Voting Booths. Credit: Stephen Velasco

Concerns grow around voter intimidation and fraud 7 MIN, 46 SEC

Groups supporting Donald Trump -- including the KKK, neo-Nazis and white nationalists -- say they plan to send out poll watchers nationwide on election day. Much of the action will be in precincts with many black voters. The groups say these poll watchers will be there to prevent voter fraud. But opponents argue that what they’re doing is voter intimidation.

Guests:
Rick Hasen, University of California, Irvine (@rickhasen)

Dirty web tricks attempt to disenfranchise voters 7 MIN, 43 SEC

Some memes and tweets are telling voters they can vote online or by text, which you actually cannot do in any state. Some deceptive ads on Twitter have been targeting minority voters. And Trump bots have been out-tweeting Clinton bots during this general election. 

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

Will there be a Brexit … from Brexit? 8 MIN, 48 SEC

Britain’s hit a speed bump on its way to leave the EU. The UK’s high court ruled that Parliament must approve Brexit before the process begins.

Guests:
Tom McTague, Correspondent (@TomMcTague)

How electroconvulsive therapy is saving autistic kids 13 MIN, 52 SEC

You usually can’t talk about “electric shock therapy” without mentioning “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” In the 1975 film, Jack Nicholson’s character gets an electric shock that sends him into a seizure. But the real procedure, called electroconvulsive therapy, doesn’t look like it did in the movie, and it works well for people with severe depression and bipolar disorder. Now it’s being used for special cases of children with autism.

Guests:
Apoorva Mandavilli, Spectrum
Charles Kellner, psychiatrist

More:
How ‘Shock Therapy’ Is Saving Some Children With Autism

A history of Native American protests 9 MIN, 13 SEC

More than 100 tribes from the U.S. and Canada have rallied with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. It’s part of a long history of Native American activism surrounding tribal sovereignty and environmental concerns.

Guests:
Daniel Cobb, University of North Carolina

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