The Venezuelan government continues to face mass opposition protests in the streets as its economy falls amid reports of GM pulling out. But there is so much distortion about Venezuela in the US media that it’s hard to make sense of what is really happening. On today’s show we’ll turn to Miguel Tinker Salas, a professor of Latin American History, who closes follows Venezuela politics. And, in time for the annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, a new feature film called The Promise, starring Christian Bale and others, hits theaters. Our film critic and pop culture correspondent Stephanie Abraham will review the film. Finally, as activists all over the US begin a week of action from Earth Day to May Day, we’ll play a Climate Teach-in, an online educational tool created by the environmental organization 350.org. The video of the teach-in is one of the most effective tools I’ve come across in helping understand what climate change is and why it’s so important.