April 26, 2016: Israel Boycott. Divorced Catholics. Girl Scouts. Drunk Shakespeare.

April 27, 2016 at 5:46 am

Anti-Israeli sentiment on college campuses has now hit close to home as graduate student unions from New York University and CUNY vote to boycott the Jewish state. But are these protests anti-Zionist or anti-Semitic? And are Jewish students becoming the scapegoats, and the real victims? We speak with an activist who is investigating anti-Semitism on college campuses across the country. The sacrament of communion is banned for divorced and remarried Catholics, but is Pope Francis about to change that? As the pope continues his mission of mercy, his recent exhortation Amoris Laetitia has sparked debate among the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics for its call to welcome divorced and remarried worshipers. Monsignor Jim Lisante, host of the radio and TV program “Personally Speaking,” joins us with reaction to Pope Francis’ recent exhortation, and its future impact on the Catholic Church.  The Girl Scouts don’t just sell cookies, they chase dreams. But for around 70% of the 29,000 girls in the Girl Scouts of Greater New York – particularly its Black and Latina scouts – poverty and a lack of resources makes it harder for them to focus on their education. We see how the organization is working to help these girls overcome poverty, and this troubling trend. Finally, as we celebrate the legacy of William Shakespeare four centuries after his death, we offer a look at the bard, with a twist, and five shots of whiskey! Meet the actors behind the theater phenomenon “Drunk Shakespeare.” They give us a taste of their show, and we only hope they’re sober.