FROM Brian Bland
Santa Monica versus the FAA The Santa Monica City Council voted 7-to-nothing to ban passenger jets at the Santa Monica Airport , but that’s easier said than done. Brian Bland is part of the Airport Committee of the Friends of Sunset Park Neighborhood Association.
Santa Monica Airport Endangering Residents Last week, the FAA told LAX to clean up its act and get on with expanding its northern runway. Tomorrow , residents near the Santa Monica Airport will be telling the FAA to clean up its act. They claim the agency has waived its own rules by allowing more and more bigger executive jets to takeoff and land within two-hundred and fifty feet of homes.
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.