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In the wake of the protests by neo-Nazis and white supremacists that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has come under fire for not immediately and clearly condemning American racists. It’s not the first time. Trump and those close to him have often played down the threat of violence committed by white supremacists across the country.  

This week, through interviews with key Trump supporters and advisers, we explore if we should have seen Charlottesville coming and if we should expect more race-based clashes on the way.  

Mary J. Blige made a career out of bearing her soul. It's why fans fell in love with her 25 years ago and still remain loyal today. She has a new album out called "Strength of a Woman"... It explores the pain of her recent divorce, and the strength she found in spite of it.  
 

Also: President Trump's plan to overhaul the tax code on Thursday's Morning Edition beginning at 6:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91  

Tonight at 6 pm - President Barack Obama gives his farewell address to a large audience, live at McCormick Place in Chicago. This broadcast on KRCB-FM will be hosted by NPR’s Audie Cornish. Also joining the coverage: National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Political Editor Domenico Montanaro, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson, and Diplomatic Correspondent Michele Kelemen.