President Obama is in Kenya today. This is the first timein his father’s home country since he was elected president. There was discussion of making the visit a national holiday. We’ll talk with Phylis Nasubo Magina who is in Funyula. She’s with The ABCs of Sex Education. Ken Opalo, an assistant professor at Georgetown University, also joins us to discuss Obama’s visit. He’s originally from Kenya.
North Korea has reportedly executed Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol by antiaircraft guns. Bruce Cumings speculates for us. Milos Stehlik reviews opening night films at Cannes and for Weekend Passport, we learn about a grandfather's life from Paula Burzawa in her book 'Tasso's Journey'
The month-long absence of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un prompted speculation about possible health issues or even a coup. We'll assess the various theories about why he was out of the public eye with historian Bruce Cumings.
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.
While Obama is expected to focus the bulk of his prime-time address to a joint session of Congress on the economy and job creation, other foreign policy priorities interjected in the hours before his speech.