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Bayer bids for Monsanto in largest cash deal on record 6 MIN, 19 SEC

Merger mania continues as Bayer, the German Pharmaceutical company, has successfully bid to buy Monsanto, the maker of Roundup and seeds for genetically modified foods.  At $66 billion, it's the biggest cash deal on record.  Jeff McCracken, Executive Editor of Global Deals at Bloomberg News, has more on the mega-merger.

Guests:
Jeffrey McCracken, Bloomberg News (@JCMcCracken)

Politics and the power of a word 33 MIN, 54 SEC

There's a new word in this year's political vocabulary: "deplorables" -- first used by Hillary Clinton to describe "half" of Donald Trump's supporters.

Trump seized on it as a mistake that betrayed her elitist detachment from the beleaguered working class — and many pundits agreed.  But Clinton's not backing away, claiming that elements of Trump's fan base are demonstrating his appeal to racism, sexism and other forms of bigotry. Now the word "deplorables" is fueling both sides of the campaign, appearing on t-shirts, twitter memes and advertisements. Did Clinton commit a gaffe that might cost her dearly or has Trump fallen into a trap that reveals more than he wanted?

Guests:
Henry Gomez, Cleveland Plain Dealer (@HenryJGomez)
Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post (@CapehartJ)
Liam Donovan, National Review (@LPDonovan)
Marc Hetherington, Vanderbilt University

More:
Gomez on Trump fans' racist, hateful messages
Washington Post on Trump Foundation, Trump's charitable giving

How the sugar industry skewed nutrition research 9 MIN, 33 SEC

We all know how Big Tobacco influenced research on smoking and cancer. Now it turns out that Big Sugar has influenced research on diet and heart disease -- for 50 years.

Five decades of research on the dangers of saturated fat have produced widely published recommendations on diet, nutrition and heart disease. This week, the Journal of the American Medical Association has revealed that the sugar industry paid to manipulate the data. Marion Nestle is Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. Her books include Food Politics and Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics.

Guests:
Marion Nestle, New York University (@marionnestle)

More:
PBS' 'Frontline' on the Snackwell phenomonem
NY Times on the University of Colorado's Coca-Cola grant, link between soft drinks and obesity

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