Scars from Violence in Baltimore, Vietnam, and Brownsville

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • After two weeks of massive delays at airport security lines across the country, the TSA has replaced Kelly Hoggan, its top security official. Since 2013, the TSA has shrunk its employee base by 10, but travel has shot up some 12 percent. Is the all-day airport wait the new normal? Bruce Schneier, a security technologist and author, weighs in.
  • On the second and final day of President Obama’s visit to Vietnam, The Takeaway talks with Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, who says that we have a long way to go before we can move beyond the history of the Vietnam War.
  • On Monday, a Baltimore judge acquitted Officer Edward Nero, who faced four misdemeanor charges for his involvement in the death of Freddie Gray. How is the community reacting to this news? For answers, we turn to Marc Steiner, host of the Marc Steiner Show on WEAA-FM in Baltimore.
  • Collin Ahenkorah is a young man with a plan. A graduate of Guttman Community College, Collin credits the Ethnographies of Work courses offered at the school for setting him on a career path. He talks to The Takeaway as part of our Community College Challenge
  • A gruesome murder has left a stain on Brownsville, Texas. It's something journalist Laura Tillman discovered when she arrived in the border town more than a decade ago. What's unfolded in the years since sheds a light on the long dark conversations that American communities have with places of violence.
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