Women and Trump, Art Rock, An Epic Festival

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • In 1992, female voters who were upset with the handling of the Anita Hill hearings swept five female Senators into office. This year, a record number of female Senate candidates — nine in total — are looking to make 2016 another breakthrough year. Lynn Yeakel, who ran for the Senate back in 1992, argues that Donald Trump's rise may help these female candidates. 
  • A recent Gallup poll found that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is viewed unfavorably by 70 percent of women nationwide. Can that be overcome? And what does it mean for the female Republican voters who will be forced to make a choice this November? Kim Alfano, a Republican strategist and CEO of Alfano Communications, answers.

  • After three weeks, Verizon workers are still on strike, and this past weekend they lost their health insurance benefits. At the heart of the strikes is the company’s decision to get out of the landline business, which tells a bigger story about changing labor and communication systems and who gets left behind. Susan Crawford, director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, explains.
  • Verizon's landline phone business may be disappearing, but the mayor of Braintree, Massachusetts wants to make sure workers are protected. Mayor Joseph Sullivan explains why his town is refusing to enter into new contracts with Verizon. 
  • On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he was not yet ready to endorse Donald Trump. Can the Republican establishment come to terms with their presumptive presidential nominee? Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich weighs in today.
  • The Minnesota art rock band Cloud Cult released its 10th full length studio album, "The Seeker," earlier this year. It's accompanied by a feature length film, which was written by Cloud Cult mastermind, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Craig Minowa. He joins The Takeaway for a performance and to discuss this project. 
  • Culture reporter Melissa Locker previews the series finale of the hit show "The Good Wife," and discusses a new Coachella-like festival that's being marketed towards older people. Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, reviews "Captain America: Civil War" and "The Man Who Knew Infinity."