FROM Carl Stein
Media Become Targets at MacArthur Park Immigration Rally On the front of this morning’s Los Angeles Times is a picture of news photographer Carl Stein who works for Channels 2 and 9. Stein is shown on his knees with police officers standing over him. He was one of the people—including peaceful demonstrators—who were in Mac Arthur Park Tuesday night when an LAPD riot squad began clearing the area. Carl Stein joins us.
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.
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 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.