We start today's show with stories that have shocked, but also sparked a push for change.
In both Pakistan and India brutal killings of young girls have horrified the globe.
In Pakistan, a woman was killed for marrying a man of her choice. And in India, two teenage girls were brutally killed, after allegedly being gang-raped. In both cases, the killings have generated outrage in certain sectors of society. We'll hear more about that, and about ingrained societal attitudes.
The fruits of MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee’s excursions to China will be explored on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
The podcast of an interview McPhee gave to China Radio International while he was in China in mid-May will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 2, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 8, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
-- CHERYL WILLIAMS is a PhD candidate in communications at York University in Toronto. She says advertising guidelines for children need to be updated for the digital age because toy companies are creating apps for children as young as six-months-old that are primarily vehicles for advertising.
If you liked our interview with comedian Hari Kondabolu yesterday you'll love hearing from our Twitter followers who chimed in with anecdotes about having their own names misunderstood and mispronounced. Marco samples some of the best stories on today's show.
While we're talking language, Spanish speakers don't send relatives to hospices because in Spanish, "hospicio" means poor house. As if that weren't shameful enough, the whole idea of hospice care is alien to many Latin Americans, many of whom are more likely to view the end of life as being in God's hands.
Ever seen photographs of Pakistan's incredible truck art? Our own Sonia Narang hops up into the passenger seat with truck drivers in Rawalpindi and gets them to divulge the secrets behind their intricate decorations. Her stunning photographs accompany the story.
One of our favorite BBC colleagues, Shaimaa Khalil, chats with Marco about low voter turnout in Egypt and the prospect of a new phase in Egyptian politics under former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.