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With the renewed debate over guns, we hear how a similar debate played out in Norway following the mass shooting at a youth camp in 2011. Plus, Disney opens its first park in mainland China. It's part of a big play by the company for the huge Chinese market — the second largest economy in the world. We'll also hear how Bhutan has worked to control its stray dog problem. Plus a Yemeni beekeeper is keeping old traditions alive in the US.
Vigils are being held across Puerto Rico to honor those who died in the Orlando shooting. Authorities have said that nearly half of those killed at the Pulse nightclub had ties to the US island territory. We also take a look at the language of guns in America, and how it differs from that in many other countries. Plus, we hear a couple of different views on whether Britain should leave or stay in the European Union.
Today we hear how Orlando's Latino community is trying to heal after the nightclub shooting there. We also explore a debate in Britain over gender-neutral school uniforms. Plus, why Hindu nationalists in India love Donald Trump.
Today, we devote our full hour to the weekend shooting in Orlando, and what it means. Was it terrorism, or radical Islam ... or a hate crime? Why does a label matter? We hear from members of Orlando's LGBT community about Pulse nightclub, and why it's been a safe space for many people there. Plus, a gay Muslim man in Toronto tells how the attack on Sunday took aim at both sides of his life.
Being Mexican in America in the age of Trump: A journalism professor in Chicago recently wrote an op-ed titled "Donald Trump Makes Me Proud To Be Mexican." She says right now people who don't fit stereotypes of what an American looks like have their identities or loyalties questioned. But as an American with Mexican roots, she owns both identities. Plus we'll hear why Muhammad Ali is considered a hero in Turkey — so much so that Turkey's president traveled to the US to attend the boxing legend's funeral this week. We also meet a couple of refugee athletes in Brazil who truly embody the Olympic spirit.
France isn't looking or smelling too good right now. A garbage strike means the trash is piling up, and recent flooding has left the riverbanks covered in muck — and this, on the eve of the European soccer tournament. Plus, a group of Canadian volunteers is desperate to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. They've done all the prep, but there's a catch: There aren't enough Syrians to go around. We also hear about a Colombian who bullfights, plays a mean guitar and can perfectly imitate a donkey — all at the same time!