FROM Eric Tars
UN Says Sacramento Violating Human Rights of Homeless Mayor Kevin Johnson has been warned by the United Nations that Sacramento may be violating the Declaration of Human Rights . An investigator who visited last year found that the city was evicting homeless people from "tent cities" and denying them access to safe drinking water and sanitation. We speak with a man who's taken it upon himself to haul human waste away from a tent city in plastic bags, so residents — especially women — can relieve themselves with a modicum of dignity. We also hear from a homeless advocate and from one of the organizers of the UN inspection.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.