New Congress; Political Risks; Letters to a Young Muslim; Films to Watch

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The Capitol Building as seen in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. A day ahead of a government shutdown deadline, Congress scrambled on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, to wrap-up unfinished business.

Coming up on today's show: 

  • POLITICO's Congress reporter Burgess Everett talks reports from the Hill as the new session of Congress convenes
  • Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer offers his annual look at the global political risks of 2017. 
  • Your resolutions for your community in 2017, with Brooklyn Movement Center executive director Mark Winston Griffith.
  • Omar Saif Ghobash, the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Russia and the author of Letters to a Young Muslim (Picador, 2017), explains how he teaches his son to be a good, productive citizen of the world and a faithful Muslim.
  • The movies to see (and skip) in 2017.