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Business leaders hate it; organized labor loves it. We're talking about President Obama's plan to make more workers eligible for overtime pay. So what do you think they would make of a plan by the Dutch city of Utrecht to guarantee everyone a minimum salary of $1,000 per month — whether they work or not? Then, we revisit a Tunisian breakdancing troupe whose goal is to keep kids from being radicalized. The alleged shooter in last week's tourist resort attack in Tunisia had once belonged to a similar troupe — so does this kind of thing work? Plus, we have to talk about last night's Women's World Cup match. The deciding goal that stopped England from proceeding to the final, was scored by an England player elegantly kicking the ball into the back of her own net. Ouch!
We start today with a look at how Greeks in America are responding to the financial meltdown back in Athens. Then, in the Sinai Peninsula, ISIS militants attack Egyptian troops. Plus, the holy month of Ramadan means fasting, prayer, and a lot of TV. We channel surf with the BBC's Ramadan TV correspondent.
A Greek comedian tells us why she thinks it's a great time to visit Greece, not despite her country's economic crisis but because of it! Plus, The Boston Gay Men's Chorus is just back from their Middle East Tour. The choir's music director speaks about their sell-out performance in Istanbul, where they also witnessed police break up a gay pride march with water cannons and rubber bullets. Also, a Louisiana public school attracts rich and poor, white and black, for its language immersion program. That's foreign language learning as equalizer.
Today we hear the latest on the debt crisis in Greece, how it's affecting day-to-day life for Greeks and how it could affect the US. We also bring you the background of the gunman who killed 38 people — many of them tourists — at a beach resort in Tunisia last week. Plus, our language desk has been finding out how sailors' slang from the era of galleons and pirates is still alive in contemporary English.
Today is a landmark day for LGBT individuals in the US. We get global reaction to the US Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, a string of terrorist attacks grabbed the world's attention. We hear the latest on the attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France. Plus, we bring you a story of some very brave graffiti artists in Honduras.
Muslims the world over are fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. For Muslims in one Texas town, they can partake in a little BBQ when they break the fast. Also, we turn to Iraq where a special Kurdish army team is responsible for defusing Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs. Plus, we have a strange tale of the Israeli Army's pursuit of 18 cows.