May 7 - No More Rewarding North Korean Bad Behavior; The Worsening Epidemic of Military Rape; The Close Race in South Carolina That Wasn't

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We begin with today’s White House meeting between President Obama and South Korea’s President Park Guen-hye and speak with Sue Mi Terry who was the former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council and Director of Japan, Korea and Oceanic Affairs at the National Security Council. We discuss what Obama’s remarks, that “the days when North Korea could create a crisis then elicit concessions are over”, means going forward. sue mi terry

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Then we examine the alarming increase in sexual assaults in the military, up 6% to 26,000 last year according to a report released by the Pentagon today. Jennifer Norris, a former U.S. Air Force Sergeant who was forced into early retirement because of PTSD from sexual trauma joins us. She now volunteers at the Military Rape Crisis Center and we will discuss the irony that the report came out one day after the Air Force’s chief of sexual assault prevention was himself arrested for sexual assault.

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Then finally we go to South Carolina to get an update on the congressional race between the disgraced former Governor Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch for a seat that has been held by Republicans for over three decades. Corey Hutchins, an award winning reporter with South Carolina’s largest weekly newspaper, the Columbia Free Times, joins us to discuss today’s special election that could be a referendum on the Republican Party’s standing with women and whether redemption for those who have fallen from grace is alive and well in the Palmetto State.

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