FROM Marc Spears
NBA Playoffs Defying Expectations What was supposed to be a slam dunk from the start has turned into a day of reckoning for the NBA Championship . The Los Angeles Lakers , who were supposed to coast through to the finals, are at 3-3 with the Houston Rockets . Last year’s champs, the Boston Celtics , who’ve played more cliffhanger games in this series than most teams play in a season, are battling it out with the Orlando Magic , also a 3-3 tie. Marc Spears, who covers the National Basketball Association for the Boston Globe , says Sunday's a day for basketball fans to be glued to the TV.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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.