FROM Melanie Asmar
Colorado has the First Hemp Harvest since the 1950s Supermarkets and health food stores all over the country sell hemp milk, hemp tortilla chips and chocolate covered hemp seeds. The hemp they’re made from is imported—from Canada and from China. Now, Colorado farmers are harvesting the first commercial hemp crop known in the US since the 1950’s. Melanie Asmar is a staff writer at Westword , an alternative weekly in Denver.
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 '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.
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.