Don DeLillo on Literature, Politics & America's Uncertain Future

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Author Don DeLillo in 1999.
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Coming up on today's show:

  • How are gay Muslims responding to the massacre in Orlando, Florida? Sarah Eltantawi, a professor of comparative religion at Evergreen State College, and Hussain Turk, a gay Muslim student in Los Angeles, weigh in.
  • How will security at nightclubs, concert venues, and sports arenas change after the Orlando shooting? For answers, we turn to David A. Yorio, managing director of Citadel Security Agency.
  • On Tuesday, members of the Senate agreed that they would be willing to negotiate changes to policy that have allowed suspected terrorists to purchase a firearm. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has the details.
  • In 1932, North Dakota banned non-family corporations from owning farmland or operating farms. But last March, the state legislature passed a bill that would relax the ban. Citizens protested, and were able to defeat the law in a referendum held yesterday. Dave Thompson, news director at Prairie Public Broadcasting, explains. 
  • Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich talks with Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times, about what next week’s Brexit vote could mean for the global economy.
  • American novelist, playwright, and essayist Don DeLillo discusses his new book, "Zero K," which looks at the relationship between a man and his billionaire father in the future.