FROM Erika Engelhaupt
Animals Are Masters of Chernobyl's Poisoned Land Photo: Gerd Ludwig, National Geographic Creative In a place where nobody thought it could happen, wildlife appears to be abundant. Wolves howl near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant — 30 years after it exploded and melted down in history's worst accident of its kind. One hundred thousand people were evacuated, never to return. Construction of the new sarcophagus in Chernobyl, 2013 Photo: Kuba Danecki A massive containment dome is still under construction — designed to be mobile, so workers would not be exposed to more deadly radiation than absolutely necessary. So how can wildlife be thriving despite massive contamination? Erika Engelhaupt is editor at the National Geographic .
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.
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.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.