The Caspian Sea region's vast energy resources hold siginifcance for a number of world powers. Ambassador Richard Hoagland discusses the region's strategic importance and what it could mean for U.S. policy. Later, we discuss a new survey that shows, Cleveland rising up the rankings in in a new survey that looked at how well cities welcome immigrants and newcomers. Then we talk with the Reverend Sharon Risher about her new book, "For a Time Such as This." Risher's mother, two cousins, and friend were among the victims in the racially motivated Charleston church shootings in 2015. Then, the Rooney Rule aims to create more diversity in the hiring ranks of the National Football League---we will discuss the rule's impact.
Ambassador Richard Hoagland (ret.), Former U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
Joe Cimperman, President, Global Cleveland
Rev. Sharon Risher, Author, "For a Time Such as This: Hope and Forgiveness After the Charleston Massacre"
Ronnie Dunn, Ph.D., Interim Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Associate Professor of Urban Studies; Cleveland State University