Brazil racism problems have persisted for even longer than the United States. Their history with slavery has left a heavy scar in the national consciousness. Ruth Needleman discusses the reparations the government has planned. We also talk with Davena Karanas about the holocaust opera "The Passenger."
Brazilians head to the polls on Oct. 5 for the first round of presidential elections. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and candidate Marina Silva, are in a close race. Marcelo Jarmendia, founder and director of Brazil in Chicago, explains Silva's momentum.
Three Americans are being held as prisoners in North Korea. In interviews with U.S. media, they've asked for official negotiations for their release. We'll find out how likely it is the U.S. would engage in such negotiations with historian Bruce Cumings.
Israel says it has shot down a drone launched by Hamas. The death toll is Gaza has reached at least 170 as Israel continued its airstrikes as part of Operation Protective Edge. We'll discuss the ongoing conflict with J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large for The Jewish Daily Forward.
The Committee to Protect Journalists says the conviction by an Egyptian court of three Al Jazeera journalists is a threat to press freedom. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times, joins us to discuss the verdict.