Horror in France, Podcast Picks, Millennial Radio

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Coming up on today's show:

  • Mayhem broke out in Nice, France on Thursday after a man in a truck plowed through a crowd during an independence day fireworks demonstration. More than 80 people, including children, were killed by the rampage, which officials are calling a terrorist assault. Ciaran Fahey, a reporter with the Associated Press, and Martin Reardon, a 21-year veteran of the FBI, weigh in.
  • Donald Trump has selected Indiana Governor Mike Pence to be his running mate. Matt Katz, a political reporter who has been following the Trump campaign for WNYC and NPR, has the details.
  • Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London, is known for describing Barack Obama as "the part-Kenyan president" who has an "ancestral dislike of the British empire." This week, he was appointed foreign secretary — the U.K.'s top diplomatic position. How will he respond to the attack in Nice? Tim Bale, a professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London, weighs in.
  • It's summertime, and whether you're traveling or just taking a day off at home, you may want to kick back and relax by listening to a podcast. With so many options, where do you even start? Melissa Locker, culture reporter for The Guardian, TIME, and The Takeaway, serves as our podcast guide this week.
  • Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and The Takeaway, drops by to review the big new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including Woody Allen's newest film "Café Society," "Ghostbusters," and "The Infiltrator." 
  • As Brazil juggles the Zika virus, a dismantled government, and infrastructure problems, the city of Rio de Janeiro is getting a bad rap in the lead up to the 2016 Summer Olympics. But is this just business as usual for host countries, which are often forced to prepare quickly for the Olympics? For answers, we turn to Andrei Markovits, a professor of political science at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor who has studied comparative sports culture in Europe and North America.
  • In the wake of violence by and against the police, millennials are taking a more active role in the fight for justice through protests, petitions, and social media movements. In Harlem, New York, the radio program Let Your Voice Be Heard! attempts to give members of the younger generation a platform to engage with the issues facing society today. Stanley Fritz and Selena Hill, co-hosts of Let Your Voice Be Heard!, discuss their program today.