Unstoppable Trump, PTSD and Racism, Damage in Flint

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • After Donald Trump secured victory in Indiana, Texas Senator Ted Cruz ended his presidential bid on Tuesday. As the path clears for Trump, Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains what his strategy might look like in the general election.
  • Now that Donald Trump has all but clinched the GOP nomination, will his detractors rally around him? Here to weigh in is Sean Noble, a Republican strategist and one of the organizers of the #NeverTrump movement. 
  • After a string of losses, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the Indiana primary on Tuesday night. What does this victory mean for the future of the Democratic presidential race? Congressman Andre Carson of Indiana's 7th Congressional District weighs in.
  • A new report from the U.S. Justice Department finds that South Dakota has illegally institutionalized thousands of people with disabilities. Tim Neyhart, the executive director of South Dakota Advocacy Services, explains what's in this report, and how advocates are responding.
  • The Detroit Public Schools system is more than $500 million in the red, and can only to afford pay teachers through June 30, and most schools in the Motor City have shut down as teachers stay home to stage a "sick out." Sharlonda BuckmanCEO of Detroit Parent Network, has the details.
  • President Obama will travel to Michigan today and pay a visit to an 8-year-old Flint girl who wrote him a letter. The meeting will hopefully provide a brief moment levity for residents who are struggling with the emotional impact of the ongoing water crisis. Elizabeth Burtch, a licensed social worker in Flint, and Dr. Kent Key, a Flint native, explain how residents are holding up amid the crisis.
  • A new study from the American Psychological Association (APA) definitively links discrimination with heightened stress levels and mental illness. Monnica Williams, a psychologist, professor, and the director of the University of Louisville’s Center for Mental Health Disparities, weighs in on the report, and explores ways to address the APA's findings within the mental health system.