FROM Joe Holley
Sexuality of Houston's New Mayor No Big Deal for Texans Headlines around the country have announced that America's fourth largest city has elected a lesbian mayor, but that's not the big news in Houston, Texas. Annise Parker has won seven elections in the City of Houston. She's finishing her third term as City Controller. This weekend, she got 53.6% of the vote to win a runoff election as Mayor. Joe Holley returned to his hometown just this past Saturday to write for the Houston Chronicle .
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.
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.