FROM Monica Medina
The Journey of the Whales to the Sea Continues Two humpback whales are still circling in the shipping channel west of Sacramento. More than two-thousand whales were killed last year by commercial and scientific interests, the most since 1986 when a moratorium went into effect. Next week in Anchorage, the International Whaling Commission is being asked to resolve a longstanding impasse. We speak with Monica Medina is Director of the Pew Whale Conservation Project.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.