FROM Mark Puente
Police Brutality and the Baltimore Riots After last night's rioting, there is tension on the streets of Baltimore — filled with protesters, police and the National Guard. At the white House today, President Obama denounced last night's violence but praised peaceful protest by thousands of people over the killing Freddie Gray, of a young black man in police custody, and what he called "decades" of abuse that needs to be recognized. Investigative reporter Mark Puente is following the story for the Baltimore Sun . A demonstrator confronts police near Camden Yards during a protest against the death in police custory of Freddie Gray in Baltimore April 25, 2015. (Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters)
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.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.