FROM Gary Hinshaw
The Age of the Universe...Refined The universe is 13.73 billion years old. What happened during its first trillionth of a trillionth of a second? Astronomers are excited about new measurements of the oldest available light. A satellite launched in 2001 has provided new information about the origin of the universe, including its age and its earliest activity. Gary Hinshaw, an astrophysicist with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is a team member of "W" Map program, or the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe .
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
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.