ISIS rebels follow through on their promise to declare a new Islamic state in the Middle East. We'll hear what they're claiming and how it's going down in the region. Also today, how Iraqis are using an app called FireChat to get around their government's restrictions on Internet access during the fighting.
Two stellar scholars from MTSU will explain their upcoming research expeditions to Brazil on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with graduate students Jennifer Benetti-Longhini and Kevin McDaniel will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 30, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 6, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
In April, Benetti-Longhini and McDaniel won fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Student Program, one of the most distinguished awards of its kind in the nation.
-- As part of Q's World Pride coverage, Jian talks to Frank Mugisha , a gay activist in Uganda, where homosexuality has been outlawed, and can result in imprisonment or execution.
-- Russian journalist and writer-in-exile Masha Gessen visits studio Q. The author of a book on Pussy Riot, and a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin and his government's restrictions on LGBT Russians, she has now settled in New York.
The wars in Syria and Iraq are merging and US policy in both countries is having to shift and adapt. The World's Matthew Bell reports on the Obama Administration's move to send 500 million dollars to train and equip rebels in Syria and how that might affect the conflict both there and in Iraq.
Also today, as the debate over women in combat heats up in the United States, correspondent Daniel Estrin checks in on the women in the Israeli military who serve in combat roles. They're often held up as a positive example but Israeli policy hasn't been without conflict.