Searching For Answers After Tragedy in Orlando

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • Early Sunday morning, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history was carried out in Orlando, Florida at a gay night club. Some 49 people were killed, and more than 50 others were wounded. For a look at how the LGBTQ community is responding, we turn to Daniel Leon-Davis, an Orlando native who frequented the club, and Earl Johnson, development manager at the Zebra Coalition, a LGBT youth health and social services network in Orlando.
  • The Takeaway brings listeners to a vigil at the Stonewall Inn in New York City — the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement — to see how the LGBTQ community is mourning the tragedy in Orlando. 
  • Michael German, a former FBI special agent, a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice, and author of “Thinking Like a Terrorist," provides a closer look at the motivations behind the Orlando attack, and its links to extremism abroad.
  • How are Muslim communities across America responding to the tragedy in Orlando? For answers, we turn to Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University.
  • The U.S. intelligence community has been concerned that a terrorist attack could be coordinated to coincide with the U.S. election. How are the 2016 presidential candidates and state politicians in Florida responding to this attack? Matt Dixon, bureau chief for POLITICO Florida, answers.