The GOP Convention, Tension in Baton Rouge, Unique Jazz

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • On Sunday morning, a gunman in Baton Rouge, Louisiana killed three police officers and injured three others. The shooting was carried out near sites where demonstrators have been protesting the death of Alton Sterling, an African-American man who was killed by the police nearly two weeks ago. For the latest from Baton Rouge, we turn to Maya Lau, a reporter with the The Advocate, Louisiana's largest daily newspaper.
  • An unsuccessful coup to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this weekend left an estimated 265 people dead and more than 1,400 injured. Officials have arrested at least 6,000 people, and some 2,745 judges have been removed by the Turkish government. Kim Lane Scheppele is a professor of International Affairs at Princeton, explains where the judicial branch fits into the attempted coup.
  • Asa Hutchinson, the Republican governor of Arkansas, believes his party's national convention in Cleveland this week is a moment for unity. He admits he's had serious doubts about candidate Donald Trump, but says the desire to defeat Hillary Clinton is unifying the party. 

  • Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich is in Cleveland all this week for the Republican National Convention. He sat down with Sondra Ziegler, a first time Republican delegate from Texas, to find out how the party is coming together. 
  • The GOP Convention is drawing a diverse crowd — from #NeverTrump delegates and Black Lives Matter demonstrators, to the most ardent Trump supporters around the country. As the nation turns its attention to Cleveland, The Takeaway hears from Frank Jackson, the city's Democratic mayor.
  • The damage that 31-year-old Mohamed Bouhlel inflicted upon the people of Nice, France, last week was even greater than the 84 lives he claimed. Jack McCord, executive director of Alliance Française de Chicago, the Windy City's French cultural learning center, was out celebrating Bastille Day with hundreds of people when the attack began in Nice.
  • Jazz artist Jacob Collier is a 21-year-old multi-talented YouTube star, or at least that's how he started. His first full album was released on July 1st to great fanfare. He discusses his unique sound and evolving style with Takeaway Host John Hockenberry.