Obama Imparts Wisdom to College Grads; Revamping Section 8; Robin Wright

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President Barack Obama receives honory degree and gives the commencement speech at Rutgers University's 250th anniversary on May 15, 2016 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Coming up on today's show:

  • The New Yorker's Jelani Cobb discusses President Obama's commencement speeches at Rutgers and Howard Universities. If you were in the crowd at either commencement, call in!
  • The Atlantic's Molly Ball discusses the latest national political news.
  • WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez, the Data News Team's Jenny Ye, and freelance investigative reporter Lisa Riordan-Seville take an in-depth look at the most popular and successful low-income housing program in the city to see how it's working and how it's failing.
  • Malcolm Sparrow, a former British police detective who now teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, says the focus on statistics has led police departments down the wrong path.
  • Actress Robin Wright's ("The Princess Bride," "House of Cards") discusses the documentary she produced: "When Elephants Fight," about the impact of foreign mining in the Congo, with JD Stier and Tom Perriello.