FROM Daniel Trotta
US Reaches an Agreement with Cuba to Open Joint Embassies President Obama made it official today. The US will open a new embassy in Havana and full diplomatic relations with Cuba have been restored for the first time since 1961. "The progress that we mark today is yet another demonstration that we don't have to be imprisoned by the past. When something isn't working we can, and will, change." The President made a point of saying that Washington won't shy away from continuing disagreements over human rights and other issues. Dan Trotta, chief correspondent for Reuters , joins us from Havana.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Border security and campaign promises President Trump has promised tightened borders and a big beautiful wall. Guest host Barbara Bogaev looks at two tent-poles of the President's immigration policy: extreme vetting of visa applicants and building the US-Mexico border wall.