12 Russians Indicted in the Russia Probe
Today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a set of indictments in the Russian collusion probe; President Trump is in Europe this week, having first been in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday, then heading to the UK for Thursday meetings and a visit with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, before meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday; and a look at how young voters could flip congress.
Authorities are Tracking Your Cellphone: It's Not Just 'Bad Guys'
We wrap up our policing series with a look at about how authorities watch our phones; we go across the pond as Trump’s visit gets underway; as the Men's World Cup wraps up in Russia, a look at different kind of soccer tournament — one for the workers who are building the stadiums for the 2022 Cup in Qatar; and we discuss the two films out this week that feature characters with disabilities.
Guatemalan Mother Still Separated from Son Following Self-Deportation from the U.S.
The story of one woman who self-deported and has still not been reunited with her son; a conversation about the irony of France’s relationship with immigrants in light of the team’s big win; we continue our policing series in with a look at DNA technology more broadly; and we round out the show with a look at unpaid internships.
Change the Law by Changing the Judges: Kavanaugh's Nomination Points to Influence of The Federalist Society
At the top, we look at who the people behind the Federalist Society are and what their role is in influencing the judiciary; we speak with someone who says he is included, but does not deserve to be on the NYPD "gang database"; we are joined by an NYPD chief who discusses the database's specifics; and a look at the right to literacy in light of a Michigan ruling that Detroit students do not have a constitutional right to education.
Phase Two of Thai Cave Rescue Underway
We talk to a cave rescue expert who explains the strategies being employed and the challenges the rescue team in Thailand is facing; at least 100 people are thought to have died after record rainfall caused flooding and landslides in western Japan; with Amazon falling under criticism for selling their face recognition technology to law enforcement, we speak with a developer who refuses to sell his technology to authorities; a look at the backstory of yet another all European World Cup semi-finals; a discussion about the landmark ruling in Tennessee; exploring how the new citizenship question will play out in upcoming weeks; and on the 150th anniversary of the ratifying of the Fourteenth Amendment, one historian says the story of the amendment is one of African American activism.
As Distrust Grows, Who's Going to Lead?
An hour-long look on American leadership begins with a look at just how dire the leadership and trust crisis is, and the historical analogies; Jelani Cobb discusses leadership on issues of race, and how the debate on gun violence is just one example of a much broader issue of leadership that falls along racial lines; a look at the state of conservative leadership; and Katie Couric on Americans distrust in mainstream media.
An Open Seat on the Highest Court
We have a discussion on the contenders for the Supreme Court vacancy; we go to Kentucky to look at how the fight over a Medicaid overhaul is playing out; a conversation about American leadership; and we talk with Alexander Heffner about the threat to Democracy in the face of huge technological changes in this country.
"Out of Many, One." But Do We Have One American Identity?
American identity is shifting: from what we look like, to where we worship, to who we love. In this special hour, we seek to better understand how American identity is changing this country - and how much of that is self-imposed and how much is imposed by others.