June 24 - The Growing Globalization of White Supremacy; Is Iran's Supreme Leader Trying to Scuttle the P5+1 Talks?; The 13th Entrant into the Republican Presidential Primaries

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Part 1

We be begin with the growing globalization of white supremacy and nationalism along with right wing terrorism associated with its rise that mirrors the transnational threat posed by the Islamic State. Mark Potok, the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence project and editor of its award-winning quarterly investigative journal Intelligence Report, joins us from Budapest, Hungary where there is a conference underway addressing the dangers of transnational white supremacism that is not only reflected in the recent tragedy at the AME church in Charleston, but is also emerging as a political threat in Europe where the far-right National Front in France just came in second in parliamentary elections as neo-fascist parties in Hungary and Greece also gain ground.


Part 2

Then we assess the impact of Tuesday night’s speech to the Iranian people by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei who laid down red lines in the nuclear talks that are facing a June 30 deadline, hardening Iran’s stance in a way that appears to undercut a framework deal that was announced in April. Mohsen Milani, the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies and Professor of Politics at the University of South Florida joins us to discuss whether this is a last-minute deal-breaker or a reiteration of previous red lines.

Part 3

Then finally, with the announcement today of the 13th entrant into the Republican presidential primary race, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, we will look into whether the nation’s first Indian-American governor could be an unlucky thirteen given his plummeting approval ratings in a state struggling with a $1.6 billion shortfall. Julia O’Donoghue, a Louisiana politics reporter based in Baton Rouge for the Times Picayune and NOLA.com joins us to discuss whether Bobby Jindal’s pandering to the Republican Right by introducing the teaching of creationism and opposing same-sex marriage will improve his negligible poll numbers.