Has U.S. policy in Syria changed under President Donald Trump? We talk to Slate’s Joshua Keating about whether higher civilian fatalities point to a different strategy. Plus, our resident historian recalls the exile of the Dalai Lama and our film contributor, Milos Stehlik, speaks to the director of “The Islands and the Whales.”
Ezra, Sarah, and Matt pick apart Trump’s next executive order on climate, exhume the AHCA’s corpse, and read a white paper about death.
On today’s show, we look at Jewish Voice for Peace’s claims that the Jewish United Fund of Chicago of supporting Islamaphobia. We hear voices from both sides.
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President Trump has signed what the administration calls the “Energy Independence Executive Order.” Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, calls the new policy “a senseless betrayal of our national interest.” We hear more from Suh on the order. Plus, on Global Notes, a play that recently toured Australia: The Manganiyar Classroom, which provides a commentary on how India’s public education system is threatening a musical tradition. WBEZ’s Tony Sarabia tells us about the play.
Hong Kong ‘selects’ Beijing-backed woman as chief executive, meanwhile, Japan’s First Lady is shaking up the country’s politics, and a priest says that discourse around the Ukranian war front focuses too heavily on geopolitical interests as opposed to basic human values.
HBO Boxing Insiders Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney are joined by fellow boxing writer Brian Campbell for an in-depth discussion of the current pound-for-pound landscape, examining the placements of Gennady Golovkin, Andre Ward, Vasyl Lomachenko, Sergey Kovalev, Roman Gonzalez and other elite boxing talents.
Lomachenko squares off against Jason Sosa on Saturday, April 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO World Championship Boxing.