FROM Andrew Chan
Is Aspirin a Wonder Drug? Aspirin is a drug that's both cheap and available and it's used by millions of people, mainly to ease headache pain and counter the effects of heart disease. Now researchers have found that a daily dose may reduce the risk of many cancers and prevent tumors from spreading. Three separate studies, reported in medical journals, report that aspirin may be a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer. Andrew Chan, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the co-author of a comment relating to the studies that appeared in journal Lancet .
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 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?