Four Freedoms, Amazing Parks, Recycling Dangers

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Coming up on today's show:

  • Christine Todd Whitman, the former governor of New Jersey and EPA administrator under President George W. Bush, discusses the 2016 election, the future of the Republican Party, and the energy policies being put forth by candidates on both sides of the aisle.
  • Matthew Cole, an investigative journalist for The Intercept, explains how Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater, tried to sell two armed planes to South Sudan. 
  • The band Spirit is suing Led Zeppelin, accusing the band of stealing the opening chords of "Stairway from Heaven" from their 1968 song "Taurus." John Schafer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, discusses the case.
  • Brian Joseph, a staff writer for the news outlet FairWarning, reveals the dangers of the recycling industry, and how workers are vulnerable to on-the-job injuries and unfair wages.
  • Tonight, the second episode of "10 That Changed America," from PBS and Chicago station WTTW, will air. Thaisa Way, an architecture professor and urban landscape historian, is director of urban@UW, discusses the 10 Parks that changed America.
  • Seventy-five years after FDR’s "Four Freedoms" speech, Setsuko Winchester, a Japanese-American ceramist and former NPR journalist, discusses the U.S. and "freedom from fear."