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Voting Rights Victory, Olympic History, A Civil Rights Graphic Memoir

Coming up on today's show:

  • Over the past two weeks voting rights activists have scored major victories in key states including North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas and Texas. What will the impact be on the election in November? Kareem Crayton, visiting professor of law at Vanderbilt University, weighs in.
  • Over the weekend, Donald Trump suggested that Putin would not send troops into Ukraine during his presidency, even though Russian troops have in fact been there for years. Max Boota senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, explains what happens when the anti-intellectualism positioning of the Republican Party results in a candidate who is unprepared.
  • How do veterans who have been wounded in service feel about the ongoing debate between the Khan family and Donald Trump? Gregory Amira, the president of the Wounded Veterans Association, talks about how he thinks about their sacrifice.
  • Each year, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers hosts the ISHOW, or Innovation Showcase. We talk with Jessica Menold, one of this year's three winners. She is a mechanical engineering graduate student at Penn State who created a bio-engineered prosthetic that can be placed in a human socket in only two hours.
  • On Tuesday, the third and final installment of Congressman John Lewis’ graphic memoir, "March," will be released. The series is a journey through civil rights history, inspired by his own reading of the 1950s comic book "Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story." Lewis, along with co-author Andrew Aydin, and graphic novelist and artist of "March" Nate Powell join to discuss the project.

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