The Price of Justice, When Summer's No Vacation, Design and Desire

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • We explore how the political landscape will shift over the course of the election, and where the election will be won and lost, with data guru Sam Wang, a neuroscientist at Princeton University and founder of the Princeton Election Consortium.
  • Are Republican voters changing their opinions of Donald Trump in the wake of the Orlando shooting? Kim Alfano, a Republican strategist and CEO of Alfano Communications, explains why she is having some second thoughts. 
  • Led by Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, Democrats launched a filibuster on the Senate floor on Wednesday in an effort to pressure Republicans to accept legislation that would prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing guns. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has the details.
  • The Takeaway examines the challenges facing working parents who can’t afford expensive childcare during the summer months with Drema Brown, vice president of School Age Programs for the Children’s Aid Society.
  • "To be human is to struggle with the unknowable. To design is to make things knowable," Author Jessica Helfand writes in her new book, "Design: The Invention of Desire." She explains that design is intrinsically connected to what it means to be human.