Photo: Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan celebrate at the AK party headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, April 16, 2017. (Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also, in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
Barbara Demick, Author, "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" (@BarbaraDemick)
Michael Crowley, Politico (@MichaelCrowley)
Rami Khouri, syndicated columnist, senior fellow at the Belfer Center and professor of public policy at the American University of Beirut (@RamiKhouri)
Los Angeles police officers fatally shot 19 people last year, according to the Guardian. That’s more than any other police department in the country. The Los Angeles Police Commission is expected to approve new rules that require officers to try to defuse encounters before using deadly force.
Tens of thousands of black women and girls go missing every year. Some run away from home, or get sex trafficked, or get murdered. Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle brings attention to this issue with her new exhibition. It’s a collection of 100 portraits inspired by missing black women. It’s on display at the California African American Museum.
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Artist, "The Evanesced"
Lena Dunham, who once said she was the "voice of a generation," has grown up. The last episode of “Girls” aired last night. We get a critical appraisal of what the show meant for her generation, for women, and for TV.
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California case: free speech v. abortion rights Crisis pregnancy centers are generally run by pro-life groups that aim to convince pregnant women not to get abortions. A California law requires that employees tell their clients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions and other family planning services. Now a group of these centers is arguing that the law violates their freedom of speech.
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