FROM Mike Spector
Why is America's Auto Industry Back Despite Millions of Recalls? General Motors has begun the process of compensating victims of faulty ignition systems that led to an avalanche of auto recalls. But, despite reports of deaths and injuries—and publicity over the recalls--GM is still America’s number one automaker and sales are at pre-recession levels.
Why is America's auto industry back despite millions of recalls? General Motors has begun the process of compensating victims of faulty ignition systems that led to an avalanche of auto recalls. But, despite reports of deaths and injuries—and publicity over the recalls--GM is still America’s number one automaker and sales are at pre-recession levels. Maryann Keller is an independent auto analyst and author of, “ Rude Awakening: the Rise, Fall and Struggle for Recovery of General Motors."
Twinkie Maker Faces Sugar Crash Hostess Brands , the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, emerged from its first bankruptcy in 2009. Now, the company that employs 19,000 people and owes more than $860 million in debt is preparing to file for the second time around. With customers looking for healthier food, sales have been on the decline. Can the owner of two of America's best known brands survive? Mike Spector is covering the company's problems for the Wall Street Journal .
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.