FROM Benjamin Keesey
SoCal Nonprofit Invisible Children Closes US Operations Remember "Kony 2012?" It was a video that went viral, especially among Millennials -- raising millions of dollars for Invisible Children , a nonprofit few people had heard of before. Its target, Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, was kidnapping kids to be soldiers for his Lord's Resistance Army. He's still at large, and Invisible Children is on the verge of shutting down. You can see the video "Kony 2012" on our WWLA blog .
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.
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.