Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Post wrote an odd headline on the speech. “US president defends Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy.” Slate Magazine riffs on that theme, too, with “Obama the underminer.”
Midmorning tackles the speech and the Middle East in its first hour at 9.
WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON
I’m off today (I can’t start a day without News Cut, though. How about you?). In honor of my youngest son’s 21st birthday, we’re heading to the Twins-Indians day game at the Metrodome. Julia Schrenkler (and hopefully others) will be your host here today.
Midmorning – Obama’s speech in the first hour. Then a short segment on the D-Day anniversary, which gives me a reason to plop this video in that I took yesterday at South St. Paul Airport. The Commemorative Air Force’s B-25 going for a morning stroll:
At 10, a tale of two wars, with the author of “War of Necessity, War of Choice.”
Midday – Carleton College international relations professor Roy Grow joins us from Hong Kong on the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in China. In the second hour, a replay of the Obama speech in Cairo.
Talk of the Nation – The Obama speech in the first hour. Second hour: Russell Peters, a comic of Anglo-Indian descent, he skewers several nationalites in his act. Like this: (Strong language warning!)
All Things Considered – Chris Roberts has the latest Art Hounds. Tom Robertson reports on the search for manganese in Emily, Minn. And we’ll talk to St. Paul residents at ground zero of the Emerald Ash Borer infestation.
NPR continues its excellent Rethinking Retirement series with a look at how a collapsing pension fund has affected one family.