FROM Joshua Foust
Edward Snowden’s Revelations Keep On Coming New disclosures from National Security Agency files show contact lists from Americans’ e-mail and instant-message accounts are being scooped up. More and more countries are outraged by news that their top officials were spied on. We now know the NSA helped the CIA find targets from drones. Last week Edward Snowden said he wants to help the US and protect its citizens, and a group of whistle-blowers went to Russia to give him an award. We’ll update the latest uncovered secrets and hear different views of Snowden, the fugitive leaker who’s trying to craft his own public image.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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.