Wednesday, Oct 16 12 p.m. (ET)

Economic Effects Of The Political Standoff

Congress may be nearing a last-minute deal to avert default, but the budget standoff's effects already may be rippling across the economy. Thousands of federal employees and contractors have lost paychecks and looming cuts and businesses have been tightening their belts to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. We explore the what it means for the economic picture going forward.

Wednesday, Oct 16 12:21 p.m. (ET)

Cocktails With “The Drunken Botanist”

Cocktails are full of plants, from spirits made with them to the mixers and garnishes that finish them off. We talk to author and gardener Amy Stewart and D.C. bartender Owen Thomson about the botanical elements in some favorite cocktails, obvious and unexpected alike.

Wednesday, Oct 16 1 p.m. (ET)

Malcolm Gladwell: “David And Goliath”

The author of "The Tipping Point," "Blink" and "Outliers" joins Kojo to talk about his new book, "David and Goliath: Undergods, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants."

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