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After their impressive World Cup win, will the women of US soccer get a more impressive bite out of the endorsement apple? And what else might it mean for women’s soccer stars and women’s soccer? Then, Greeks voted overwhelmingly yesterday not to accept the austerity measures imposed by their Eurozone creditors. What ripple effect might yesterday’s decision have…and could the unfolding Greek debt crisis even impact our economy? Next, our weekly TV roundup looks at Shark Week, and new and returning shows on Comedy Central. Then, how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has become a political juggernaut for many corporate causes that go against the public good. What was once a low-key business advocacy group is now a massive lobbying organization with interests around the world. Finally, the Dalai Lama is in Anaheim as part of a three-day visit to the Global Compassion Summit. Tibetans are spiritually tied to the exiled leader - but are anxious about the future with an ascendant China.

Banner Image: Jul 5, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; United States players react as they receive the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy after defeating Japan in the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium. The United States won 5-2. Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

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

Money in Women’s Soccer 9 MIN, 17 SEC

After their impressive World Cup win, will the women of US soccer get a more impressive bite out of the endorsement apple? And what else might it mean for women’s soccer stars and women’s soccer, going forward? 

Guests:
George Quraishi, Howler Magazine (@quraishi)

More:
Howler Magazine

What Does Greece’s Vote Mean for the U.S.? 8 MIN, 7 SEC

Greece was not partying quite like the U.S. Women’s soccer team last night. The current financial crisis there has resulted in empty grocery store shelves, closed banks, and long lines at ATMs. Even so, Greeks voted overwhelmingly yesterday not to accept the austerity measures imposed by their Eurozone creditors. What ripple effect might yesterday’s decision have, and could the unfolding Greek debt crisis even impact our economy?

Guests:
Sudeep Reddy, Wall Street Journal (@Reddy)

TV Roundup: Shark Week, Comedy Central's Diverse Roster, and Colbert 9 MIN, 11 SEC

Shark Week is back on the Discovery Channel, along with the requisite media feeding frenzy. A few of today’s headlines include TIME.com’s “This Gruesome Video Will Get You Pumped for Shark Week” and USA Today’s “Justin Bieber is not a fan of Shark Week.” Despite the link-bait, Discovery Channel is promising more science this time around. Also, we discuss diverse programming at Comedy Central, and Stephen Colbert’s surprise appearance hosting a public-access show in Michigan.

Guests:
Michael Schneider, Indiewire / Variety (@Franklinavenue)
Eric Deggans, NPR (@Deggans)

The Influence Machine 13 MIN, 15 SEC

Last week, The New York Times revealed that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest trade group, has been fighting for big tobacco worldwide. According to our guest, it’s just one example of how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has become a political juggernaut for many corporate causes that may go against the public good. What was once a low-key business advocacy group is now a massive lobbying organization with interests around the world.

Guests:
Alyssa Katz, author, 'The Influence Machine' (@alykatzz)

Tibet at a Crossroads 8 MIN, 13 SEC

Today is the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday - in this lifetime. The spiritual leader of Tibet is in Anaheim as part of a three day visit to the Global Compassion Summit. Journalist Barbara Demick explored the topic of Tibet at a crossroads in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. Tibetans are spiritually tied to the exiled leader - but are anxious about the future with an ascendant China.

Guests:
Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times (@BarbaraDemick)

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Tibet's Road Ahead Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Invites Celebration and Contemplation

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