FROM Amaroq Weiss
The Struggle for Life as a Lone Wolf OR-7 is the official designation of the first wolf in the wilds of California in almost 90 years. He crossed over from Oregon a month ago, apparently in search of a mate, but the going has not been easy. An electronic tracking collar has followed him for 1000 miles, but recently he's been staying in the same place, somewhere in Lassen County northeast of Sacramento. We hear more about the reintroduction of an endangered species with the power to help restore its ecosystem, and about the magic of seeing a wolf in the wild.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.