FROM Amalie Benjamin
Cardinals and Rangers Head to the World Series The World Series lineup is finally decided. The St Louis Cardinals will face the Texas Rangers . The Cardinals have won 10 World Series, second only to the Yankees with 27. The Rangers are looking for their first baseball championship, having lost to San Francisco in their first try last year. Amalie Benjamin, sports reporter for the Boston Globe , tells us how they got there and how they shape up.
Boston All-Star Space Cadet Manny Ramirez Traded to Dodgers In seven and a half seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Manny Ramirez was an eight-time All Star. He's hit 500 homers and is guaranteed for the Hall of Fame. Ramirez showed up for spring training on this year and in great shape, but after that, things started to go down hill. Now the Red Sox have shipped him off , as glad to get rid of him as the Los Angeles Dodgers are to pick him up. Amalie Benjamin covers the Red Sox for the Boston Globe .
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.