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America is desperately weak and failing — in need of drastic fixes before it's too late. Or, it's as great as ever — despite serious problems that are amenable to repair. We hear the opening themes of a campaign with Democrats stealing some traditional Republican ideas.

Also, the first locally contracted Zika outbreak in the US. 

Later on the program, while Hillary Clinton was denouncing the role of big money to cheering delegates, the rich and connected were getting comp'd limo rides to fancy cocktail parties. The worst nightmares of Bernie supporters were turning real.

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Christine Detz
Elizabeth Segal

First Locally Contracted Zika Outbreak in the US 6 MIN, 32 SEC

Until now, infections of Americans by the Zika virus have been travel related. Now, for the first time in the continental United States, several people apparently have been infected by mosquitoes. Florida Governor Rick Scott told reporters, "One of these four cases involve the woman and the other three cases involve men they're all active Zika cases and have not exhibited symptoms to be admitted to the hospital." Pam Belluck, health reporter for the New York Times, has more on the story.

Guests:
Pam Belluck, New York Times (@PamBelluck)

Post Conventions: A Tale of Two Americas 34 MIN, 28 SEC

Between now and November, voters will be inundated with dramatically different visions of America and what it needs. There's enough hyperbole on both sides to keep fact-checkers busy but, in a polarized nation, facts may matter less than emotion. Violent images in both news and entertainment may exaggerate voters' fears. We hear what's revealed by the early polling. 

Guests:
Adam Wollner, National Journal (@AdamWollner)
Glenn Kessler, Washington Post (@GlennKesslerWP)
Nikki Usher, George Washington University (@NikkiUsher)
Frank Newport, Gallup Poll (@gallup)

More:
Kessler on fact-checking Trump's acceptance speech at the 2016 RNC
Kessler on fact-checking the third Day of the 2016 DNC
Gallup on key indicators in the 2016 presidential election
Gallup on Trump, Clinton images

Big Money Still Talks at the Conventions 9 MIN, 1 SEC

Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as chair of the Democratic National Committee in part because of leaked emails revealing the role of big money in this year's campaign. But while Hillary Clinton and others denounced the role of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling in opening political floodgates to corporate money, corporations — and individual donors — were part of the action in Philadelphia, just as they were in Cleveland. Dave Levinthal is senior reporter at the Center for Public Integrity.

Guests:
Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity (@davelevinthal)

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