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We start with an update from the ground in Hong Kong on the pro-democracy protests there. Police used tear gas, pepper spray, and batons to break up peaceful protesters. Then, the former CEO of financial giant AIG is suing the U.S. government because, he says, the $182B bailout was too low. Then, in our weekly T.V. roundup, Saturday Night Live kicks off its 40th season and critics are praising Amazon's new show, Transparent. Plus, in her new book about climate change, author and journalist Naomi Klein argues that we have to revamp our economic and political systems to save the world as we know it. And finally, a Washington Post investigation reveals deep security lapses inside the Secret Service.

Banner Image: The gap between the Central crowd and the Admiralty crowd in Hong Kong during the Occupy Central protests; Credit: judithbluepool

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Hong Kong Protests 10 MIN, 8 SEC

Pro-democracy protests continued in Hong Kong today, with office workers joining student demonstrators. The protests grew violent over the weekend, with police firing tear gas into the crowd yesterday. We get the latest update from the ground.

Guests:
Mike Chinoy, USC US-China Institute (@mikechinoy)

When $182 Billion Just Isn’t Enough 7 MIN, 40 SEC

One of the biggest financial bailouts of all time is going on trial today. The former CEO of A.I.G., Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, is suing the government, claiming that the $182 billion bailout was illegal... because it was too low. We look at what the trial could reveal about big decisions made during and after the financial crisis.

Guests:
Heidi Moore, Guardian (@moorehn)

Television Roundup: Changes at SNL 7 MIN, 57 SEC

One of the longest running American television shows kicked off its 40th season this weekend with a new voice: Darrell Hammond has replaced the late Don Pardo as the announcer on Saturday Night Live. We talk about that and other T.V. goings-on in our weekly small screen roundup.

Guests:
Michael Schneider, Indiewire / Variety (@Franklinavenue)
Sarah Mesle, Los Angeles Review of Books (@sunsetandecho)

Capitalism vs the Environment 13 MIN, 49 SEC

Journalist and author Naomi Klein says the only antidote to global warming is an immediate revolution. Her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, argues that in order to save the planet, we have to ditch capitalism - or at least the way capitalism is practiced today.

Guests:
Naomi Klein, Journalist and writer (@NaomiAKlein)

Secret Service Falls Down on the Job 9 MIN, 54 SEC

Earlier this month, a man carrying a knife jumped the White House fence and made it through the front door before he was stopped. But that security lapse wasn’t the first or even the most alarming for President Obama’s Secret Service detail. In a new story, the Washington Post details how three years ago, the Secret Service didn’t realize that a gunman in the street had shot at and hit the White House seven times until four days after the incident.

Guests:
Carol Leonnig, Washington Post (@CarolLeonnig)

More:
Secret Service fumbled response after gunman hit White House residence in 2011

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