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We start with the latest news after a shooting attack in Dallas left five police officers dead. Then, a radio host in Minnesota tells us how the community there is coping with the shock of Philando Castile's shooting death earlier this week by a police officer. Brazil is a country that also experiences a high number of police shootings, involving officers killing civilians and police being fired on, as well. We hear from a reporter in Brazil.
Could better training prevent police violence? Chuck Wexler with the Police Executive Research Forum has traveled internationally to study how other countries train their police forces to prevent tense situations from escalating to the point that officers use force. We also hear the story of a Latino man who was shot and killed by police in San Francisco in 2014. His death set off questions about racial profiling, lawsuits and protests — and led an effort for the Latino community to heal through theater.
Britain re-examines its involvement in the Iraq War. A scathing report issued in Britain condemns former Prime Minister Tony Blair for leading the UK into the Iraq War based on flawed intelligence and without proper planning. Also, we'll have former Colombian presidential candidate and rebel hostage Ingrid Betancourt on the show. Marco asks her whether she thinks peace could really be breaking out in Colombia, after the recent ceasefire agreement between the government and the leftist FARC rebels. Plus, we hear why some say the traditional childhood pastime of street hockey is under threat in Canada.
Two students from Emory University were among those killed in Bangladesh after gunmen attacked a restaurant in Dhaka. A memorial for the students is being planned at the Georgia university this week. Also, if Britain exits the European Union, it could be harder for England's top professional sports teams to employ the best European athletes. Plus, we meet Indian software engineer Aki Kumar. He moved to Silicon Valley hoping to become the next Bill Gates. Instead, he's become a blues musician. Now he plays harmonica with his own blues band — doing covers of Bollywood hits.
Today we bring you the latest on the aftermath of the attacks in Baghdad, Iraq and Dhaka, Bangladesh. We also hear how refugees in Germany observe Ramadan and break the fast. Plus we'll learn about a diversity problem at America's national parks: Most park visitors are white, and one group is trying to change that.
The Istanbul attacks earlier this week have, once again, put airport security front and center in people's minds. Can we really design a way to make airports less vulnerable to terrorist attacks? Also, Puerto Rico may have gotten a financial lifeline from Washington this week, but the economic crisis continues. However, there is one area of growth: baseball academies. Plus, we find out, literally, how the sausage is made.