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Hate Groups Raise Concerns; Solar Eclipse 2017; Statehouse Update

Image: Igor Zh/Shutterstock.com
Image: Igor Zh/Shutterstock.com

President Trump has now condemned a weekend rally in Virginia that descended into chaos after white supremacist groups clashed violently with counter protesters.   Trump says he will launch a civil rights investigation into the weekend violence that claimed 3 lives including a woman protesting who was hit when a car rammed into the crowd. We'll get reaction from human rights groups and discuss the state of hate groups in the United States.  Then, in less than a week, an event that is promising to be a celestial spectacular for star gazers arrives.  We'll talk about the upcoming total solar eclipse and what you need if you plan to watch the event unfold. Plus the latest headlines from Columbus.

Anita Gray, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League  
Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Center 
Evalyn Gates, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, Cleveland Museum of Natural History 
Wensheng Huang, Propulsion Scientist, NASA Glenn 
Chris Hartenstine,  an Education Sr. Project Coordinator,  NASA Glenn 
Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief 

For More Information on the 2017 Solar Eclipse:

NASA Solar Eclipse website

NASA Solar Eclipse Safety

Approved Vendors for Eclipse Glasses

NASA Eclipse live stream

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Eclipse Event Page

Ideastream List of Eclipse Viewing Parties