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President Obama is giving a prime time speech tonight to lay out his strategy for fighting the Islamic State, or ISIS. We talk to one of the few outside foreign policy experts who met with the President about his plans earlier this week. And we discuss whether ISIS is an immediate threat to the U.S. We also look at how the NFL is handling domestic abuse cases, and whether their approach will change after the high-profile Ray Rice incident. And we look at the way Apple and other companies convince us we need products that didn’t even exist a year ago.

Banner Image: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with bicameral leadership of Congress regarding foreign policy, in the Oval Office, Sept. 9, 2014. Participants include: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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

Obama’s ISIS Plans 9 MIN, 27 SEC

President Obama is giving a prime time speech tonight to lay out his strategy for fighting the Islamic State, or ISIS. We talk to the Wilson Center’s Jane Harman, one of the few outside foreign policy experts who met with the President about his plans earlier this week.

Guests:
Jane Harman, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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Jane Harman: "Time to turn crisis into an opportunity"

Is ISIS a Threat to the US? 6 MIN, 22 SEC

As President Obama prepares his plans to deal with ISIS, some within the administration say that the extremist group isn’t an immediate threat to the United States, at least on American soil.

Guests:
Massimo Calabresi, Time

Show Business Interns 5 MIN, 54 SEC

Let’s say you want to get into the entertainment business. You’re young. You’re willing to do grunt work. You want to learn. You get hired as an intern - maybe you’re paid, maybe you work for free - but you end up doing the work of a regular employee. What does your boss owe you? That’s the question at the heart of a class action lawsuit filed by a former intern against CBS and David Letterman’s production company. It’s the latest in a wave of intern lawsuits against the entertainment industry.

Guests:
Jonathan Handel, Hollywood Reporter (@jhandel)

NFL’s Abuse Problem 6 MIN, 37 SEC

Ray Rice is just one of many NFL players who face abuse allegations. Will the latest high-profile case force the league to handle these issues differently?

Guests:
Robert Silverman, Daily Beast (@bobsaietta)

More:
NFL Commissioner: 'We Have Been Very Open And Honest'

The Internet Takes On Domestic Abuse 10 MIN, 2 SEC

The reaction to the Ray Rice abuse story took many forms on social media: There was outrage and anger, of course, and calls for the firing of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It also raised a conversation about abuse victims, and why they often decide to stay with their abusers. We talk about that in our weekly web roundup. We also discuss today’s “internet slowdown” activism.

Guests:
Alex Goldman, Reply All (@agoldmund)

Creating Need for Products 7 MIN, 25 SEC

Apple announced a new high-tech watch yesterday, and people who never thought they wanted a watch can’t wait to get their hands on one. How does Apple take something that no one ever thought they wanted, then turn it into something everyone thinks they absolutely need? How do we come to need something that we would have scoffed at a year ago? We look at the psychology of consumer behavior.

Guests:
Cait Poynor Lamberton, University of Pittsburgh

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