Terror in Turkey, American Rugby, Sleep Science

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • The U.S., Canada, and Mexico are among the world's top energy producers and consumers, but as part of the North American Leaders' Summit today, President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto are syncing their respective national energy policies across borders. Can North America tackle climate change better than the rest of the world? Paul Bledsoe, president of Bledsoe and Associates LLC and a former climate adviser in the Bill Clinton administration, answers. 
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro is on the short list of vice presidential picks for Hillary Clinton. During his time in the Obama Administration, he's been tasked with re-engineering the American neighborhood in order to end discrimination and make housing affordable. Jessica Lewis, an organizer with Right to Housing Alliance, explains how Castro's policies are affecting neighborhoods in Baltimore. 
  • Rugby will be an Olympic sport for the first time this summer in Brazil. After the world tunes into the games, former bond trader Doug Schoninger is hoping his professional league will catch on in the states. Schoninger is founder and CEO of PRO Rugby, the first American professional rugby league.
  • About one third of American adults get less than seven hours of sleep per night. Dr. Anne Wheaton, head of the sleep program for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says that the split between those who do and do not get enough sleep often falls along economic, educational, and ethnic lines.