Jordan Prime Minister Resigns Amid Protests To Austerity Measures And Remembering Robert F. Kennedy’s Legacy On Foreign Policy And Inequality | WBEZ
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Jordan Prime Minister Resigns Amid Protests To Austerity Measures And Remembering Robert F. Kennedy’s Legacy On Foreign Policy And Inequality

On today's show:

  • The prime minister of Jordan resigned yesterday amid countrywide demonstrations against proposed economic measures. We discuss the political and economic implications of the resignation with Sean Yom, political science professor at Temple University; and Gregg Carlstrom, a Middle East correspondent covering the protests in Jordan for The Economist.
  • And 50 years ago today, on June 5, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot after clinching the California Democratic Primary nomination for president. We play extended excerpts from the last years of his life, including stances on the Vietnam War, free press, and market economy, and government with writer Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books.

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