FROM Audra Parker
Offshore Wind Power: The Promises and the Realities The Obama Administration has promised a major investment in offshore wind power to reduce dependence on foreign oil and curb global warming. The project closest to getting started is Cape Wind, in shallow waters near Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, where the President's on vacation. But Horseshoe Shoals were called "sacred grounds" by the late Senator Edward Kennedy, and Cape Wind is the subject of bitter controversy. We hear about green power and global warming, natural beauty and the tourist economy, and what's at stake for America's energy future.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.