FIrst Take: A Woman's World; Outrage on US-Mexico Border; Futbol Foreign Affairs

Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 06:32 PM

For the first time in U.S. history, women have become the majority in the workforce. And Tuesday’s primary elections showed us that women can dominate in politics too. In California, Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman both won their Republican nominations for Senate and governor, respectively. Sen. Blanche Lincoln secured the Democratic ticket in Arkansas. Plus Nikki Haley was victorious in South Carolina. The Washington Post’s website is leading with a headline that suggests this may be the “year of the women.”  Hanna Rosin wrote a piece for The Atlantic titled, "The End of Men." Politics aside, who has it easier in America today – men or women?

Rosin joins the program tomorrow to talk about her thesis. And we’ve been asking this question all day on our website and Facebook page. Join in, send us your comments and questions and we’ll try to pose some to Rosin tomorrow morning. As always, you can call our comment line at 877-8-MYTAKE or leave us a message here on our website.

We’ll lead the second hour of the show with a look at a new controversy along the US-Mexico border. Earlier this week a U.S. border patrol agent shot and killed a 15-year-old Mexican boy. Patrol agents say a group of teenage boys were throwing rocks at them and that led to the gun fire. People on both sides are enraged. We’ll ask if there is a legal precedent for how to try this case when it involves gunfire crossing a border.

And tomorrow night, the World Cup officially kicks off, starting with the opening ceremonies. For many people around the world, soccer is more than just a sport: It's a way of life. For Steven and Harrison Stark it can also be a tool used to achieve world diplomacy.  The father-son duo explains what a country’s team represents and what soccer says about the state of foreign affairs.


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