FROM Ian Sherr
Samsung recalls 2.5 million phones because of battery fires The Galaxy Note 7 smartphone got rave reviews when it debuted in August as Samsung's answer to Apple's latest iPhone. Now, Samsung's being forced to do damage-control. It's recalling 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s because of batteries that have caught fire or exploded. Ian Sherr, Executive Editor at CNET , says the magnitude of the recall shows how seriously Samsung is taking the issue.
Why Are Our Batteries Stuck in the 1990s? Millions of Americans this holiday season are buying new smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. But the batteries that power those devices aren't keeping up. Ian Sherr is News Editor at CNET magazine. When we spoke with his late last month, he'd been looking into why our batteries are stuck in the '90s.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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.