Links to today’s show transcripts:
Indian PM Modi Was Once Banned from Entering U.S., Today He Meets Trump at White House
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump in their first face-to-face meeting. The meeting comes as Lockheed Martin announced a deal to begin making F-16 fighter jets in India. Modi is part of a notorious gallery of strongmen that have swept into power across the globe. One of the key issues expected to come up during the meeting is the fate of the H-1B visa program, which permits thousands of Indian computer engineers to enter the United States each year. Trump signed an executive order in April to review the visa program.
Arundhati Roy on the Rising Hindu Right in India, the Gujarat Massacre & Her Love of Eduardo Galeano
Renowned Indian writer Arundhati Roy discusses the rise of Hindu nationalism and the pressures she experienced as the “face of the new India,” which came at a time when the Hindu nationalist BJP party came to power. She has just published her second novel, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.” It’s her first work of fiction since the Booker Prize-winning “The God of Small Things” published in 1997.
Jackson, Miss. Mayor-elect Chokwe Lumumba: I Plan to Build the “Most Radical City on the Planet”
In Jackson, Mississippi, just one week from today, social justice activist and attorney Chokwe Lumumba will be sworn is as the city’s next mayor. He has vowed to make Jackson the “most radical city on the planet.” He is the son of the city’s former mayor, the late Chokwe Lumumba, who was once dubbed “America’s most revolutionary mayor.” We air the mayor-elect’s speech at the People’s Summit and speak to him in Jackson about his plans for the city and his father’s legacy.