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Another missed deadline means more uncertainty for Iranians. Some hope for a nuclear deal that could liberate their economy and lead to domestic reforms. We hear what's at stake inside a politically divided country. 

Also, China's plummeting stock market. On today's Talking Point, almost 4000 lynchings of black Americans form one of the darkest stains on the nation's history. Is there an obligation to remember?

Photo: Jorge Henrique Cordeiro

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Christine Detz
Sasa Woodruff

China's Plummeting Stock Market 6 MIN, 30 SEC

The New York Stock Exchange shut down today because of computer trouble. Markets were already down by 200 points because of Greece and the Eurozone — and the continuing fall-off in China. Neil Irwin is senior economic correspondent for the New York Times' Upshot.

Guests:
Neil Irwin, New York Times (@Neil_Irwin)

The Alchemists

Neil Irwin

Iranians Play the Waiting Game 34 MIN, 16 SEC

In the US, there's a lot riding on a nuclear deal with Iran: the President's legacy, relations with Israel — a major issue in next year's election. In Iran, the possible lifting of sanctions has created towering expectations, especially among the young. Support is "steadfast and unequivocal," according to a recent survey by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. But hopes for an unfettered economy, political reform and doors opening to the rest of the world are tempered by uncertainty. We talk with insiders. Meantime, what about Iran's Arab neighbors? For them, a deal could make a powerful competitor more dangerous than ever.  

Guests:
Hadi Ghaemi, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (@ichri)
Dariush Maanavi, Trysail Global
Hooman Majd, journalist and author (@hmajd)
Elizabeth Dickinson, Gulf analyst and Abi Dhabi-based journalist (@dickinsonbeth)

More:
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran on views from Iran on the Nuclear Negotiations
Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Javad Zarif on a nuclear deal, cooperation against terrorism
Reuters on Iran's $1 billion credit line to Syria
TtP interview with brother of Jason Rezaian, detained American journalist on trial in Iran

Can the US Talk Race without Dealing with Lynchings? 9 MIN, 17 SEC

South Carolina, Alabama and other states are taking another look at the Confederate Flag and the history it represents. In the meantime, another kind of memorial is being proposed. Is it time to formally recognize the history of lynchings of black Americans? Bryan Stevenson is a Harvard-educated lawyer, who's argued cases before the US Supreme Court. He's also the grandson of an American slave, and founder of the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative. This year, its research revealed that there were 3,959 lynchings of black Americans Between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and 1950. That's 700 more than previously reported.

 

Guests:
Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative (@eji_org)

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

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