FROM Dan Frosch
Active Shooter Drills Elicit Lawsuits In the aftermath of all too many mass shootings and other violent incidents, there’s been more and more effort to prepare for the worst. But that’s easier said than done. Michelle Meeker is a registered nurse who quit her job and sued a Colorado nursing home after it staged a drill designed to prepare employees for an armed intruder. Dan Frosch has written about that and similar incidents for the Wall Street Journal.
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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.