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President Obama says the Gerrymandering of congressional district boundaries allows politicians to pick the voters rather than the other way around.  It’s a historical process that’s being legally challenged in several states with potential consequences for this November’s elections. 

Later on the program, Pope Francis is planning 6 days in Mexico, starting today and ending with a mass in Juarez near the Rio Grande. The government of a wounded country is bracing for what he’ll say about drug violence and rampant corruption. 

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer
Christine Detz
Gideon Brower

Syrian Cease Fire Agreed to, but Skepticism Remains 6 MIN, 30 SEC

When is a peace agreement not a peace agreement?  That’s the question today after the US, Russia and other parties called for a “temporary cessation” of hostilities in Syria’s ongoing civil war.  Liz Sly is Beirut Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.  She joins us from Southern Turkey, near the Syrian border.

Guests:
Liz Sly, Washington Post (@lizsly)

Where Should Democracy Draw the Line? 34 MIN, 29 SEC

The Constitution requires that the boundaries of congressional districts be re-drawn every 10 years, according to the latest census.  In 2010, Republicans won control of legislatures all over the country—and those GOP lawmakers then collectively increased their Party’s power in Congress.  When President Obama re-visited the Illinois Capitol in Springfield this week, he said it’s time for a change. The President’s talking about what’s called Gerrymandering, a practice as old as the nation itself.

Guests:
Allison Riggs, Southern Coalition for Social Justice (@scsj)
Richard Pildes, New York University School of Law (@nyulaw)
Hans von Spakovsky, Heritage Foundation (@HvonSpakovsky)
Hedrick Smith, PBS Frontline Producer

Pope Francis Visits Mexico 8 MIN, 34 SEC

Pope Francis is planning to be in Mexico for six days… and officials are bracing for what he might say about drug violence and corruption in that troubled country. Alfredo Corchado was Mexico Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News. He's now co-director of the borderlands program at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

Photo: Tânia Rêgo/ABr

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