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Del Rey Residents Keen on Forcing Out New Charter School After a year of increasingly angry disputes with neighbors in Los Angeles' Del Rey area, east of Marina del Rey and near Mar Vista. Parents whose kids go to Citizens of the World Charter School plan to show up at tomorrow's meeting of the LA Unified School Board. Citizens of the World occupies three portable classrooms unused by Stoner Elementary, and the complaints of local residents began with increased traffic. They claim the Charter School parents have been "dismissive" and "elitist." Now, the School District says Citizens of the World has failed to meet the deadline for its application to stay -- and even expand — next year.
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.