Shad on 'Black Averageness'; Controversy over author's true identity
Canadian rapper Shad talks about his single "Black Averageness" and his new album "Tao." And, it was revealed that Spanish writer Carmen Mola is not a woman but rather three men. María Ramírez, deputy managing editor of the Spanish news outlet elDiario.es, tells us more.
Howard University students protest; Analysts say Chinese jet was built on espionage
Howard University senior Erica England explains why students are protesting at one of the most prestigious historically Black colleges and universities in the country. And, analysts say the Chinese-made C919 jet is another example of China's industrial espionage. Adam Meyers, senior vice president of intelligence at cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, talks about the plane's history.
TikTok star Noodle the pug; 'Swamp Show' inspired by artist Thomas Cole
Noodle is a 13-year-old pug who — like many of us — loves sleeping. He is also TikTok's newest meme and obsession. We hear from his owner, Jonathan Graziano, about "bones" and "no bones" days. And, along the Connecticut River in Massachusetts, works of art were hung from trees, floated on water or partially submerged. The recent show was inspired by a painting of a bend in the river by 19th-century artist Thomas Cole. Jill Kaufman of New England Public Media has the story.
How China spreads misinformation around the world; A look at 'The Facebook Papers'
Bret Schafer, a senior fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, explains how China is able to spread misinformation around the world by taking advantage of the way search engines find and list content. And, there are more damaging revelations swirling about Facebook as new reporting has come to light based on information from whistleblower Frances Haugen. Sara Fischer, a media reporter at Axios, has the latest.
Slim pickings for the flower industry; The fate of women's rights in Afghanistan
The Los Angeles Flower District is the largest wholesale flower market in the U.S. But lately, the pickings have been slim. Like many industries, the flower market is facing a shortage. The CEO of the Society of American Florists joins us. And, since the Taliban took power from the Afghan government, there has been immense uncertainty for women in the country. Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch discusses the future of women's rights in the country.