Corruption Crackdown in Greece The financial crisis in Greece now ranges from the tragic to the ridiculous. Austerity measures in that country took a sad toll today when an elderly man whose pension had been reduced shot himself to death in front of the parliament house in Athens. His suicide note said he wanted to die with dignity before he had to search for food in the trash. But another side to the story is rampant corruption. Consider Zakynthos, now known as "the Island of the Blind," as we hear from James Angelos, reporting for the Wall Street Journal .
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.