Making History in Hiroshima, Climate Change and Crops, Damsels of Design

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Six of GM's "Damsels of Design," photographed circa 1955. From left: Suzanne Vanderbilt, Ruth Glennie, Marjorie Ford Pohlman, Harley Earl, Jeanette Linder, Sandra Logyear, Peggy Sauer.
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Coming up on today's show:

  • For more than a decade, CNN Host and Washington Post Columnist Fareed Zakaria has questioned the dynamics of radicalization and what attracts people to violent jihad. He explores these dynamics in a new hour long prime-time special, "Why They Hate Us."
  • Today, Secretary of State John Kerry will become the highest ranking U.S. official to visit Hiroshima, where 140,000 Japanese died at the close of WWII. Naomi Hirahara, a Japanese-American author whose family lived through Hiroshima, discusses Kerry's visit.
  • The state of Illinois has been operating without a budget since last summer, and now it seems that Chicago State University, a predominantly African American school on the city's south side, is in danger of shutting downChloe Cain, a student at Chicago State University, weighs in.
  • Over the weekend, Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming Democratic caucuses, while Ted Cruz secured victory in Colorado. Now Americans are watching New York as the presidential primary marches towards the Empire State. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains what you need to know.
  • Warmer, shorter winters will be more common as climate change trends continues. As Mose Buchele reports from member station KUT in Austin, weather changes are affecting the lives of the farmers and ranchers we all rely on for food. 
  • In the mid 1950s, General Motors introduced the Damsels of Design, an all female design team that made a lasting impact on the automobile industry. Rebecca Veit, the Designing Women columnist for the magazine Core77, looks back at the design contributions and the legacy of this female team.