FROM Michelle McNamara
Can a New Internet Campaign Catch a Violent Serial Killer? Michelle McNamara first became fascinated with serial killers when she was just fourteen. Now she's a crime blogger, by her own admission she has become obsessed with a California serial murderer whom she calls the Golden State Killer. He's believed to be responsible for sixty crimes, mostly murders, rapes or both. He ended his crime spree apparently more than 25 years ago. McNamara, who blogs at TrueCrimeDiary.com tells her story in this month's Los Angeles magazine.
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?