FROM Jim Ash
Lame Duck Crist May Pardon Jim Morrison Posthumously After a concert in Miami in 1969, The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison was convicted of two felonies: exposure and profanity. Morrison died in 1971 before ever going to prison, but fans have long demanded a posthumous pardon. Now Florida's outgoing Governor Charlie Crist says "stay tuned." Florida's Board of Executive Clemency will meet on December 9, for the last time before Crist leaves office. Jim Ash covers Florida politics for the Gannett News Service .
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.