FROM Karl Brauer
The Los Angeles Auto Show The first auto show of the season is held in the car capital of the world. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public tomorrow. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez went to the press preview yesterday. (He spoke with Ed Loh, Editor of Motor Trend magazine, Gene Jennings, President of Automobile magazine, and Freeman Thomas, Design Director for the Ford Motor Company .) You can see pictures of some of these new high-tech cars on our blog: KCRW.com/WhichWayLAblog .
Little Cars, Green Cars at the LA Auto Show The exhibition opening tomorrow at the downtown convention center is not your father's LA Auto Show . Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini won't even be there. That has a lot to do with what's selling these days and the answer is, not much. The automakers, of course, want to turn that around.
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.
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 '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.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.