August 29, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

Welcome to The Breakdown, where each week, Neha Joy brings the chyron to the water cooler with quick dives into the essential corners of the 24-hour news cycle. Featuring conversations with writers and editors from TIME, Fortune, Money and Sports Illustrated, here is everything you need to know to stay on top of the national conversation.

This week on “The Breakdown” episode 18: Sports Illustrated looks at the Group of Five coaches on the rise, Money examines America’s growing income inequality, Fortune explores how the SEC’s latest rejection impacts bitcoin’s mainstream efforts, and TIME Senior Editor Michael Zennie discusses what McCain’s death means for the U.S. Senate.

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