The Alt-Right, Racialized Web Harassment, The Great Ice Cream Cone Debate

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump on Thursday for allowing the fringe alt-right to help him rise to the Republican nomination The former secretary of state also denounced him for running his campaign on "prejudice and paranoia." Rosie Gray, a political reporter for BuzzFeed who has been covering the rise of the alt-right movement, analyzes Clinton's attack, and explains how the alt-right made its way into the mainstream. 
  • Donald Trump's early promise to build a "great, great wall" between Mexico and the U.S. was a fitting image for his campaign's hard-line stance on immigration. But now, 14 months later, Trump's stance seems to be shifting as he attempts to shape his presidential image. How do Trump supporters view the GOP nominee's apparent pivot? Elise Foley, immigration and politics reporter The Huffington Post, weighs in. 
  • Leslie Jones — an African-American actress and comedian who's known for her work in Saturday Night Live and the 2016 Ghostbusters film — has been the target of an aggressive online harassment campaign and subsequent hack, and now the Department of Homeland Security is getting involved. Cherrell Brown, community engagement director for the African American Policy Forum, discusses the racially-charged onslaught that Jones has endured. 
  • Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker reviews the best new and long-running web series that explore different communities, lifestyles, and cultures.
  • The group Poets & Writers asked 50 authors — including Junot Díaz, T.C. Boyle, and Dani Shapiro — to share their words with America's next leader in a project called "Dear President." Today, we hear from Ocean Vuong, a poet and author most recently of "Night Sky with Exit Wounds," and the recipient of the 2016 Whiting Award.
  • There's an important two-party debate going on this summer, and we're not talking about the presidential election. There's the age-old question — when it comes to ice cream, which is better, wafer cones or sugar cones? There’s more of a difference than you might think, and there are strong opinions on both sides, according to Christopher Kimball, founder of America's Test Kitchen and Milk Street Kitchen.
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