FROM Anthony Graesch
In-Depth UCLA Study of 32 Families Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century : 32 Families Open Their Doors is the title of a new book, which exactly describes the contents. It's an inter-disciplinary study by archaeologists, anthropologists and other social scientists, documenting the daily lives of 32 families. For one week each, videographers roamed through the house, learning how space was used – and even went along when the kids were driven to school. We hear more from one of the authors and one of the subjects.
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.
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.