The Midday News Wrap 04.14.17 | WYPR

The Midday News Wrap 04.14.17

Apr 14, 2017

An airstrike that was meant to target ISIS in Syria killed 18 Syrian Democratic Forces personnel because it was "misdirected."
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We begin with State Senator Jim Rosapepe (D-MD 21st District), with his take on why lawmakers in Annapolis spent this year’s session with one eye on Capitol Hill. 

Then, the Midday News Wrap panelists join Tom to discuss the biggest stories of the week. Yesterday, President Trump dropped the "mother of all bombs" on ISIS targets in Afghanistan, this comes after the President launched a targeted airstrike in Syria in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad alleged use of chemical weapons. 

And, it's the video seen across the country; the footage of a 69-year old man being forcibly and violently removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight has caused a pr nightmare for the airline. Dr. David Dao's lawyer says he suffered a concussion and broken nose in the incident and lost two teeth, he plans to file a lawsuit. How did the incident escalate to violence and can United bounce back?

Dr. Julianne Malveaux is an economist, the former president of Bennett College, and the author of several books including “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy.” She’s also the host of a new podcast  “It’s Personal with Dr. J” available on iTunes.

Deborah Bailey is a reporter for the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper.   Dedrick Asante Muhammad is a Senior Fellow with the Racial Wealth Divide initiative of the non-profit CFED. He authored a report a few months back about the racial wealth divide in Baltimore. They join Tom for the Midday News Wrap.