A Crash Course with Russia, Trans in North Carolina, 'American Psycho' on Broadway

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Coming up on today's show:

  • Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has said that NATO is obsolete and expensive. Now, his assessment is being partially validated by the predictions of Sir Richard Shirreff, former deputy commander of NATO, who argues that Russia will invade the Baltic states in 2017.
  • Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, has been studying how we gain, use, abuse, and lose power for the past 25 years. He joins us to discuss his new book, "The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence." 
  • More than two years later, one of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was found near the Cameroon border, officials announced Wednesday. Dionne Searcey, New York Times West Africa bureau chief, has the details.
  • North Carolina's controversial bathroom bill, known as HB2, has sparked a debate at the national level of transgender rights and equality. The Takeaway talks with to two trans individuals in North Carolina — Erica Lachowitz and Austin J. Fonville — about the impact of HB2 on their lives, and their hopes for the future.
  • David Johnson is the founder of Act 4 Entertainment, and recently produced "American Psycho the Musical," which is based on the best-selling novel by Bret Easton Ellis about a Manhattan investment banker who is also a serial killer. Johnson discusses his play today on The Takeaway.