Why Drones Work, Lord Browne Gets Radical, Changing American Women's Lives at Work.

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • It's primary day in Michigan. As voters head to the polls, The Takeaway talks to a Michigan Republican and Democrat about what they're looking for in a candidate. We hear from Linda Lee Tarver, president of the Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan, and Christopher Taylor, mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • More than 150 militants at an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia were killed in a U.S. air strike on Monday, the same day that the White House announced that it would begin disclosing causality counts from drone strikes. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, explains the policy shift.
  • In an effort to deal with the drought, Los Angeles is considering a plan to redesign the city’s infrastructure in order to divert storm water currently running to the ocean. Marty Adams, senior assistant general manager with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, has the details.
  • Today, the European Union and Turkey reached a deal that aims to completely stem the flow of migrants and refugees arriving on Greek shores. Gerald Knaus, president of the European Stability Initiative, explains.

  • On International Women's Day, we explore how the 1964 Civil Rights Act changed the lives of American women. Here to explain is Attorney Gillian Thomas. Her new book is "Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work."
  • Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP and author of "Connect: How Companies Succeed By Engaging Radically With Society" explains why it’s important for companies to engage with communities beyond the lip service of "social responsibility," and he shares his story of being a closeted executive.