This edition: #BringBackOurGirls One Year LaterTweet
Original tape date: April 14, 2015.
First aired: April 15, 2015.
First, Nigeria has just elected a new president, Muhammadu Buhari, whom the country hopes, among other things, can take on the terrorist group, Boko Haram. One year ago this week, the Islamist militants kidnapped more than 270 girls. To discuss all this, Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome, Brooklyn College professor of political science and founder of #BringBackOurGirlsNYC.
Then, Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres is advocating for legislation that would alter how police approach civilians. The officers would be required to state their names, explain the reasons for the stop, and inform the civilian of their right to resist search and seizure without probably cause or a warrant.
Next, this time of year can be depressing for high school seniors who weren't accepted to their top choice college. But New York Times Columnist Frank Bruni says students should not freak out, and think about college differently. His new book is called "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote To The College Admissions Mania."
And finally, the UniverSoul Circus. The untraditional and modern circus has put a different spin on the circus for twenty years and now comes to New York.
Frank Bruni Columnist, New York Times
Hank Ernest Spokesperson, UniverSoul Circus
Prof. Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College/CUNY
Hon. Ritchie Torres Council Member, New York City Council (District 15)