This edition: Baltimore Uprisings and Revisiting the Kerner CommissionTweet
Original tape date: May 5, 2015.
First aired: May 6, 2015.
First, in light of the recent protests and riots in Baltimore, Maryland, is it time for a new Kerner Commission? The commission, created under the Lyndon administration in the 1960s, created a report summing up factors in the racially provoked riots of that era. The report pointed to police confrontations as key factors in the buildup to civil unrest. To discuss the then and now, former NAACP council and long-time civil rights attorney, James Meyerson, and sociology and black studies professor at City College, R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy.
Then, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is in the presidential race and Hillary Clinton talking "inequality." Progressive talk is hot right now. But is the left on the rise? To discuss, founder and executive director of the Working Families Party, Dan Cantor.
Next, big data is becoming a key resource for farmers, as demand for food is set to rise dramatically with the growing population. But not all farmers are enthused. To discuss, Douglas Hackney, president of Enterprise Group LTD., and Kip Tom, member and CEO of Tom Farms and president of CereServ Inc.
Finally, work hours don't always add up to happiness. But for married, American men, more work hours means more happiness, compared with their Latin American counterparts, according to a new study from the Journal of Happiness Studies. To discuss, Rubia Valente, research associate at the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Dallas at Texas.
Dan Cantor Founder, Executive Director, Working Families Party
Douglas Hackney President, Enterprise Group Ltd.
R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, The City College of New York
James Meyerson Civil Rights Attorney
Kip Tom Member & CEO, Tom Farms
Rubia Valente Researcher Associate, University of Texas at Dallas