Vic Eliason used this edition of Crosstalk to clear the news desk and present to listeners the following stories for comment:
--The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food stamp program is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps and free meals ever. Meanwhile, the U.S. Parks Service is asking people to not feed the animals because they claim the animals will become dependent upon the handouts and not learn to take care of themselves.
--The World Health Organization has released the second edition of a guide that details the best methods for killing unborn children.
--A new court date has been set by Iranian officials for Yousef Nadarkhani, the Iranian Christian pastor who has been in custody for nearly 1,000 days.
--School inspectors have praised primary schools for labeling children as young as age four as being transgender because they want to dress in clothing of the opposite gender.
--Iranian official claims they can hit 35 U.S. military bases within minutes of a conflict.
--Ghost cities popping up all over China.
--An Illinois school district voted to stop using pro-homosexual curricula from the Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network (G.L.S.E.N.) after several parents voiced concerns about the content.
--Bill Gates wades into the same-sex marriage debate in the state of Washington.