Trump Channels Nixon, Crisis in Nigeria, Music to Kill Cynicism

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1968: Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon standing on stage with his back to the camera in front of an arena of supporters giving the victory 'V' sign with both hands.
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Coming up on today's show:

  • Last night at 7:15 PM Eastern, Donald J. Trump officially became the Republican Party's nominee for president of the United States. We get the latest from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland from Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.
  • In northeastern Nigeria, violence and disruption by Boko Haram has caused widespread food shortages. The region may be on the brink of famine, and the U.N.'s children's agency, UNICEF, says that up to 50,000 children could die in northeast Nigeria unless they receive treatment soon. Chris Stein, the Nigeria correspondent for Voices of America, has the details on this story. 
  • Despite the rise of far-right nationalism in Europe, and the thinly-veiled demagoguery of Donald Trump's ambitions to "Make America Great Again," musician Billy Bragg remains optimistic. The Takeaway continues its summer protest music series with Bragg, an English singer, songwriter, and activist whose music has intersected with politics for decades.