FROM Dan Cayan
Climate Change in Southern California In 2007, then-Governor Schwarzenegger commissioned a study on the projected impacts of climate change on six areas of California. A more recent study documents what's in store for snow in the local mountains, comparing how it would change if emissions continue as usual and in case there's a major effort at mitigation. We hear about how climate change is likely to impact life in Southern California. We also hear from KCRW's Saul Gonzalez, who caught up with an archaeologist who's studied the prospect of sea levels rising. Archaeolgist Brian Fagan (L) speaks with KCRW's Saul Gonzalez on the beach in Malibu
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.