CNN Radio News Day: October 15, 2012
October 15th, 2012
04:32 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 15, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  •  Tomorrow night President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will face-off for the second of their three presidential debates.  The focus certainly will fall most on the candidates, but there will also be some on the moderator.  In the first presidential debate, PBS's Jim Lehrer was criticized for being too passive.  Now CNN's Candy Crowley handles the reigns.  She says the moderator in these events walks a fine line:

[1:42] "In the end, what you want as a moderator, which is different from a Sunday show... is to have these two men challenge each other."

  • Some world powers are leveling criticism at the U.S. over its monetary policy.  Unfair and irresponsible are two words being used.  Brazil says its economy is being harmed by U.S. stimulus spending and its low interest rates, causing a flood of American cash into its markets.  The chairman of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Dennis Nally, says such disagreements highlight an escalating challenge for world economic leaders:

[12:47] "What this really points to is how interconnected these economics really are.  Coming out of the financial crisis some questioned that, but I think it's now been proven that decisions made in one part of the world are going to affect other parts of the world."

  •  The high school football season is well underway across the country.  And alongside watching the action on the field, some parents are asking whether the sport is safe enough for their kids.  The focus on concussions has become a big issue for teens playing the sport.  Now, a former surgeon and member of the Dover, New Hampshire school board, Dr. Paul Butler, wants a ban on football in his district:

[14:23] "If we continue to fund the football program, it seems to me that we are encouraging something that's morally and ethically wrong."

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