The Kerner Commision's report on race in America concluded that inner-city violence was being driven by poverty and institutional racism. Alice George, historian and contributor to Smithsonian.com, has written about the Kerner Commission 50 years after its release. She joins The Show's Steve Goldstein to talk about it.
President Trump toured prototypes of the border wall last week in San Diego, as he continued to emphasize how it would reduce crime and drug smuggling. And even while he has professed some support for so-called Dreamers, he has also talked about certain immigrants being “burdens on schools.”
Vladimir Putin was re-elected in Russia this weekend, which was not much of a surprise. His country faces a deadline in the U.K. this week, related to several diplomats there; here for our weekly look at the big international stories in the coming days is the BBC’s Camilla Mills.
The Russian government has been orchestrating cyberattacks against infrastructure networks in the U.S. and Europe for years. That’s according to a Department of Homeland Security report released last Thursday.
The biggest lake in California is shrinking.The Salton Sea occupies a hot, desert basin a short drive from the Mexico border and it’s been evaporating for years. It’s sustained by the Colorado River water that passes through these farms as irrigation before flowing into the 350 square mile lake.
Tempe police say early investigations show the car was going around 40 miles per hour with no significant signs of slowing down before hitting Elaine Herzberg. Police said Monday neither the victim nor the driver seemed impaired.