A Reagan's Legacy, Life Under ISIS, Election Drama

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • Texas Senator Ted Cruz won over voters in Kansas and Maine this weekend. Can he stop Donald Trump's momentum as the election moves forward to Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, and Hawaii? Demetri Sevastopulo, Washington bureau chief for The Financial Times, weighs in.
  • A candidate's donor list is a money making machine, says Carrie Levine, money and politics reporter for the Center for Public Integrity. Here, she explains why donor lists are so valuable, even after a candidate drops out of the race.
  • For the past four months, the BBC’s Mike Thomson has been in sporadic contact with people on the ground in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the capital for the self-proclaimed Islamic State. He's telling their stories in the new series, "Life Inside 'Islamic State': Diaries."

  • Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, joins The Takeaway to explain what an Assad take over of Raqqa would mean for the Islamic State, and for Syrian opposition forces.
  • The latest piece from the Retro Report documentary team, “The Terminator and The Washing Machine,” looks at the panic surrounding robots and the advancement of artificial intelligence. Erik German, a producer for Retro Report, weighs in.
  • Nancy Reagan, one of the most influential first ladies of the 20th century, died on Sunday at the age of 94. Carl Sferrazza Anthony, a historian with the National First Ladies’ Library and former speechwriter for Nancy Reagan, reflects on her legacy.
  • During her tenure, Nancy Reagan drew the nation's attention to the drug epidemic. Carl Hart,author of "High Price: Drugs, Neuroscience, and Discovering Myself," explains how Nancy Reagan changed the fight against drug abuse and addiction.