Millennial Politics, Punjabi Hockey, Digital Diagnosis

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • As the 2016 election marches forward, everyone's asking: "What now, Bernie?" The senator from Vermont says he’s going to stick it out until the Democratic National Convention in July. Philip Johnston, former chair Massachusetts Democratic Party and a Bernie supporter, looks at the road ahead. 
  • Steven Olikara, president and co-Founder of The Millennial Action Project (MAP), is optimistic that the next generation can make a difference through public service and leadership. MAP is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping millennial policymakers lead in a new era of collaborative governance.
  • Venezuela is on the brink of collapse as food and medication remain in short supply. Thousands of protesters are calling for the removal of President Nicolas Maduro, who is refusing to allow humanitarian aid organizations into the country. Miguel Octavio, a Venezuelan blogger and financial analyst, explains. 
  • Thanks to a report from the Associated Press, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earned her presumptive title one day before Tuesday's primaries. Jere Hester, director of reporting and writing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, weighs in on the ethics of the AP report.
  • Harnarayan Singh grew up as the typical hockey-obsessed Canadian kid. Now, he's bringing the game he loves to Punjabi speakers across the country. The ground breaking voice, host, and play-by-play commentator for Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi, Singh's calls have gone viral globally. He talks with The Takeaway today.
  • California thinks it has found a way to create a learning environment that allows low income students to thrive: Give schools with large numbers of at-risk students more state funding, and more control over how to spend that funding. KQED Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis wanted to find out if the extra money is actually reaching one group of high-need students: English language learners.
  • Scientists with Microsoft say they can identify pancreatic cancer in internet users through their search engine queries. What are the benefits and potential downfalls of this new frontier in medical diagnosis? Dr. Eric Horvitz, managing co-director at Microsoft Research, and Dr. Kelli Harding, a psychiatrist from Columbia University, weigh in.