FROM Caryn Mandelbaum
More Cuts in Southern California's Water Supply Governor Brown has called for a 25% reduction in water use in California's urban areas. Today, the Metropolitan Water District ordered a 15% cut in deliveries to 26 cities and water agencies. They account for about half the water used in the Southern part of the State. Jeff Kightlinger is the MWD's General Manager.
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?