British Uncertainty, The Creative Future, Climate Change at The Dinner Table

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No Shore, Painting by Benjamin Cruz, Grade 12, Age 17, Idyllwild Arts Academy
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Coming up on today's show:

  • Former Federal Prosecutor and Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray discusses some of the unanswered questions relating to former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony, the independence of the FBI, and the overlap between the congressional investigation and the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
  • British voters went to the polls on Thursday and handed an upset to Prime Minister Theresa May, who lost her majority in Parliament. As the United Kingdom faces Brexit negotiations, the results of the election introduce an air of uncertainty. Dawn Foster, a columnist for The Guardian, discusses the results, and how the U.K. may move forward. 
  • This week, the Republican-controlled legislature in Kansas voted override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that would undo some tax cuts, and raise $1.2 billion over the next two years. Rep. Melissa Rooker has served as a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives since 2013. She voted for the initial tax increase and the override the of the governor's veto. She says that the state is undergoing a shift to the center. 

  • Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and The Takeaway, reviews the new films hitting the box office this weekend, including the action flick "The Mummy," the psychological horror film "It Comes at Night," and the military drama "Megan Leavey."
  • The annual Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners were honored at Carnegie Hall last night. The topic this year's competition — which was won by icons like Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, and Truman Capote — was American identity. This year's teen winners — poet Chasity Hale, essayist Zara Batlavi, and visual artist Benjamin Cruz — address race, gender identity, and historical oppression thru their works. 
  • Coastal land loss is destroying the traditional way of life for native tribes on Louisiana's southern coast. Yet, nowhere are the effects of climate change more clear than at the dinner table. Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar of the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe community, and Barry Yeoman, a journalist writing for the Food & Environment Reporting Network, explain how the effects of climate change have triggered a food crisis for the Pointe-au-Chien Tribe.