Why Presidents Fail

This hour, we’ll talk about why some presidents deliver on high hopes and others don’t with Elaine C. Kamarck, senior Brookings fellow and founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management.

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Our Shared Tragedy

This hour, in partnership with WRKF in Baton Rouge and WWNO in New Orleans, KERA will air “12 Days in July: Our Shared Tragedy,” an hourlong special looking at how residents of Baton Rouge and Dallas are coping with the violence that visited their cities – and how all Americans might learn and move on from the events.

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Living Better Together

This hour, we’ll talk about ways that local governments and legal systems can foster a more harmonious environment with Washington University in St. Louis law professor John D. Inazu. He writes about the topic in “Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference.”

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Remembering Our Fallen

President Obama travels to Dallas today for an interfaith memorial service remembering the police officers killed here last week. KERA will air live coverage of the service, which also features former President Bush, starting at noon. And after the speech, we’ll have a live national call-in special to continue the conversation about race and law enforcement in America.

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Moving Forward After Tragedy

Hour 2: As the citizens of Dallas continue to cope with the shock of last week’s brutal attack on law enforcement officers, we’ll talk this hour with city leaders working to hold the community together. We’ll begin the show with a conversation with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and we’ll also be joined by Dallas Police Association vice president Michael Mata and Richie Butler, senior pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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The Business Of Poverty

This hour, we’ll talk about how government funds to help impoverished families are often syphoned off by local governments and private businesses – and how we can correct the problem – with the author of “The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens.”

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The Supreme Court’s Texas Decisions

This hour, we’ll discuss the immigration and affirmative action decisions with SMU professor of law Lackland Bloom. And later in the show, we’ll preview the court’s upcoming decision concerning restrictive abortion laws in Texas with SMU associate professor of law Jessica Dixon Weaver.

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