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More surprises and turmoil in UK politics today raises the question:­­ will a new Prime Minister and rearranged Parliament move forward with the BREXIT? And in the meantime, how will the EU tamp down revolt from other member countries and criticism that it is undemocratic? Coming up, who stands to gain and lose from Brexit chaos and a power vacuum in the EU.

Also,­­ Canada has a Syrian Refugee problem... Too many families want to take them in. We’ll hear why soccer moms and poker buddies are intervening in a humanitarian crisis other people want no part in.

Photo: Ed Everett

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Paul von Zielbauer
Jenny Hamel

Turkey Rounds Up Suspects in Instanbul Airport Attack 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Turkish police have conducted raids and detained more than 22 people in connection with Tuesday’s suicide attack at Istanbul’s main airport, which killed at least 43 people, and injured hundreds more. Turkish officials said today the 3 attackers were citizens of Russia, Uzbekistan and Krygistan who entered Turkey from the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria. This bolsters Turkish claims that the Islamic State­­ and not lone wolves ­­planned the assault.

Guests:
Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor (@peterson__scott)

Brexit’s Winners, Losers and Political Surprises 34 MIN, 40 SEC

The Brexit aftershocks continue today with front runner Boris Johnson surprisingly dropping out of the race for Prime Minister and his close ally UK Justice Minister Michael Gove, in a dramatic about-­turn, stepping up instead.

7 days after the historic referendum Parliament churns with intrigue and global markets still have the jitters. Investors are waiting to see how the European Union will manage Britain’s withdrawal and member nations growing complaints that the EU is undemocratic. How will all of this uncertainty affect Europe’s handling of international security, migration, and humanitarian aid?

One thing seems clear: Germany stands to gain power within the bloc and perhaps substantial financial benefits as businesses abandon London.

Guests:
Jeremy Cliffe, Economist magazine (@JeremyCliffe)
Hessam Lavi, Jobspotting (@hessam)
Josef Joffe, Die Zeit / Hoover Institution / Freeman Spogli Institute (@DieZeit)
Semih Idiz, Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse (@semihidiz)

More:
Read Cliffe's Economist article "The improbable revolutionaries"
Lavi's Journal by Jobspotting “I am a child of the EU”
Joffe's Wall Street Journal article "The Backlash That Became Brexit"

Canada’s Really Large Welcome Mat for the World’s Refugees 8 MIN, 13 SEC

At last count, there are at least 21 million people currently displaced from their home countries, and nearly five million of them are Syrian. The reception Syrian migrants receive has been hot and cold to say the least. Greece shipped desperate migrants back to Turkey; Denmark confiscated their valuables; and here in the U.S. 5,000 refugees have been accepted for resettlement ­­ but not without becoming a heated political debate about protecting the nation from terrorists.

In Canada, the problem is the opposite. The Canadian government has too many citizens who want to sponsor Syrian refugees and invite them into their homes. Jodi Kantor is a Correspondent for the New York Times and wrote the feature story about this in the paper today.

"No One is Illegal" march in Toronto, Canada
Photo courtesy: No One Is Illegal

Guests:
Jodi Kantor, New York Times (@jodikantor)

More:
Kantor's New York Times article "Who Else Can Sponsor a Refugee? The List is Limited, for Now"

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