FROM Buzz Aldrin
Space Travel: The Past and the Future What does a man do for an encore after walking on the moon? That's the question Buzz Aldrin faced after eight days on Apollo 11, including the first moon landing 40 years ago today. It's one of the subjects addressed in his new book, Magnificent Desolation : The Long Journey Home from the Moon.
Space Travel: The Past and the Future Forty years ago today, humans accomplished a goal as old as the species when two men walked on the Moon . We talk with Moonwalker Number Two about the Moon itself and the depression and alcoholism he faced on returning to Earth. Buzz Aldrin is among those who say the Moon itself is a dead end, but that humans could get to Mars before 2050. He insists that we should. Others point out that we've been there for five years, with robots, which make more precise observations and never need to come home.
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.
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.
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?