FROM Debbie Dingell
Muslim Marine recruit commits suicide during training The Marine Corps is conducting no less than three investigations of hazing, physical abuse, assault and failure of supervision at Parris Island — all in the aftermath of a suicide. The recruit involved was Raheel Siddiqui, a Muslim and a high-school valedictorian, who was recruited on his college campus. We hear more about the investigation from Gordon Lubold, who is one of those reporting the story 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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.