Our top story continues to be Iraq. Baghdad remains tense after huge advances by militants towards the capital.
We continue to follow a number of angles on the Iraq story. Today, we're going to dig in and figure out what role the Kurds, who have taken back the city of Tikrit from militants, play in all of this. We will also tap into our online community of veterans to get their reaction to the news out of Iraq.
An experiment that revealed some fascinating insights into human nature is the focus of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Mark Frame, associate professor of psychology, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 16, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 22, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
Frame’s research subjects had to work in teams to solve a problem within an hour after learning through casual conversation that at least one of their colleagues was homosexual.
-- Apps like NameTag and hardware like Google Glass make it easy to identify people on the street based on their faces, and are on the cusp of becoming commonplace. NATASHA SINGER from the New York Times looks at the perils and upsides of new facial recognition technology.
-- Writer DAVID GOLDBLATT, author of the new book "Futebol Nation", talks about Brazil's complicated relationship with soccer, and how a once nation-unifying force has become a site of intense polarization.
The day's big story is, of course, Iraq. Militants continue their move toward the capital Baghdad. Reporter Jane Arraf, who has spent much of the last decade covering events in Iraq, is on the ground and we'll hear from her. We'll also dig in and tell you more about the militant group that's making that push to the Iraqi capital. The group is called ISIS/ISIL, and its leader is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Meanwhile, the World Cup, and its kick off in Brazil, has much of the world transfixed.
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