Hillary Courts Millennials, Trans Representation, The Faith Economy
Coming up on today's show:
- On Monday, law enforcement officials moved quickly to apprehend 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami was captured in Linden, New Jersey in connection with a series of bombings across the Tri-State area. Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, and Dawn Scalici, government global business director at Thomson Reuters and a former CIA officer, analyze the response to this threat.
- Yesterday, the Tulsa Police Department released a graphic video of the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old African-American who was unarmed and was shot once at close range on Friday by a white officer. It appeared he was moving backwards, with his hands up. Police say he was acting erratically. Matt Trotter, a reporter for KGWS Public Radio Tulsa, has the details.
- Hillary Clinton addressed a group of young people at Temple University on Monday in an effort to capture the millennial vote that helped bring President Obama's campaign to victory in 2008. It’s a voting block that has been largely ignored but Clinton’s opponent, Donald Trump, according to Caitlin Abber, engagement producer for Public Radio International who has been covering millennials and the election for PRI's "Unconvention" project.
- While he was accepting an award for his role in the series "Transparent" at Sunday night's Emmy Awards, actor Jeffrey Tambor said that he'd "like to be the last cisgender man playing a transgender woman." Shakina Nayfack, a transgender activist and actress in the Hulu original series "Difficult People," reflects on the role of trans actors in Hollywood.
- Is Democracy in decline? Larry Diamond, political sociologist at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, has found that 27 countries have experienced a breakdown in democracy between 2000 and 2015. During the same time period, authoritarian governments have become increasingly emboldened. Diamond shares his findings today on The Takeaway.
- Brian Grim, president of the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation and co-author of "The Socio-economic Contributions of Religion to American Society," analyzes might and power of the faith economy that’s estimated to be worth $1.2 trillion a year.