FROM Matthew Hughey
Is Oklahoma Frat an Isolated Case? Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded in Alabama two months before the Civil War. Now, it's the nation's biggest college fraternity. The President of the University of Oklahoma, former Governor and US Senator David Boren, has expelled two students and banned their fraternity from his campus. It's all about members chanting racist lyrics -- about lynching and that no African Americans will be allowed to join -- in a video that went viral. Matthew Hughey is a professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. He studies racism and racial identity.
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 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.
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.