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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, just days after Colombian voters rejected a peace deal he had been negotiating with FARC rebels to end 52 years of conflict. Then, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told reporters Thursday that 16-year-old Danny Perez, who was shot and killed by police Sunday in South LA, wanted the police to shoot him. How often does ‘suicide by cop’ happen? Next, a new report by the USDA reveals the American Egg Board overstepped federal rules trying to crush an eggless vegan mayonnaise brand called Just Mayo. Among the weekend’s new releases is “The Birth of a Nation,” the biopic about Nat Turner. Can it overcome the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding writer-director-star Nate Parker? And finally, Issa Rae talks about her new HBO comedy, “Insecure.”

Image: Presidente Juan Manuel Santos en Presentación de logros sector TIC from: Ministerio TIC Colombia

Colombian president awarded Nobel Peace Prize days after peace deal is rejected 8 MIN, 34 SEC

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the award Friday, just days after Colombian voters rejected a peace deal President Santos had been negotiating with FARC rebels to end 52 years of conflict. What’s the committee’s justification for awarding a peace prize to someone whose peace deal has fallen through? Nobel Committee Chairwoman Kaci Kullmann Five said she hoped the award would spur the process forward toward lasting peace.


Guests:
Nicholas Casey, New York Times (@caseysjournal)

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Colombia's President, Juan Manuel Santos, Is Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

How common is 'suicide by cop?' 7 MIN, 44 SEC

LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck told reporters Thursday that 16-year-old Danny Perez, who was shot and killed by police Sunday in South Los Angeles, had a “desire to end his own life.” Police opened fire on Perez after they say he pointed a gun at them, which investigators determined was a fake. Police say that Perez wanted the police to shoot him; in other words, suicide by cop. How often does that happen?

Guests:
Jamiles Lartey, The Counted

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The Counted - People killed by police in the US

How the American Egg Board tried to crush eggless vegan mayo 7 MIN, 1 SEC

Incriminating emails. A campaign to discredit a rival. Jokes about putting a hit out on a CEO. We’re not talking about a dirty politician or the ruthless head of a Fortune 500 company, but the American Egg Board and its attempt to crush Just Mayo, an eggless vegan mayonnaise brand. A new report from the USDA, which oversees the Egg Board, found the Board overstepped federal rules with its campaign to destroy Just Mayo.  

Guests:
Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News (@AlanBjerga)

More:
There is literally a US government conspiracy against vegan mayo

Will moviegoers go see 'Birth of a Nation'? 15 MIN, 30 SEC

“The Birth of a Nation,” the biopic about Nat Turner, who led the most famous slave rebellion in US history, hits theaters this weekend. Can it overcome the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding writer-director-star Nate Parker? Other new releases include a big budget popcorn thriller, an Iranian horror movie and a Disney drama about a Ugandan chess champion.

Guests:
Kyle Buchanan, Editor (@kylebuchanan)
Jen Yamato, The Daily Beast (@jenyamato)

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Oscar Futures: Does The Birth of a Nation Still Have a Shot?
Jen Yamato covers entertainment for The Daily Beast in Los Angeles

Issa Rae may be 'Insecure', but she's not awkward 12 MIN, 26 SEC

Issa Rae says she’s awkward. And that’s the premise of her new comedy, “Insecure.” Issa Rae entered pop culture consciousness a few years back with her popular web series, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” When she released a memoir by the same name last year, she spoke with Press Play about growing up in Compton and not fitting in. “Insecure” premieres October 9th on HBO.

Guests:
Issa Rae, author, 'The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl' (@IssaRae)

More:
Insecure review – Issa Rae's standout HBO comedy is confidently funny

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