FROM Joseph Stanislaw
Oil Prices Falling, Fuel Prices Rising Only a few weeks ago, the price of oil went over $147 a barrel, amid predictions of a continuing rise. Now it's dropped down almost to $90 a barrel. Get hear the how, the why and the relationship to the overall economy from Joseph Stanislaw, independent advisor to the energy and resources practices of Deloitte. He's author of The Commanding Heights : The Battle between Government and the Marketplace That Is Reshaping the Modern World.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.
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.