FROM Anthony Francoso
California Students and Faculty Protest Education Cuts Today was a " Day of Action " across the country, with 100 protests in 32 states, a national demonstration that started in California. It's all about massive cuts in public universities and colleges, along with dramatic increases in fees and tuition. Anthony Francoso is a Sociology Lecturer at Cal State LA and a member of the California Faculty Association.
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.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.