FROM Neel Kashkari
Can the GOP Underdog Nominee for Governor Change the Party? With less than 4 weeks to go before the November election, Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead over Republican opponent Neel Kashkari. Before running, Kashkari served in the Treasury Department during the George W. Bush administration, where he helped oversee the Troubled Asset Relief Program (or TARP) – the $700 Billion bank bailout. Before that he worked at Goldman Sachs. Recently Kashkari sat down with Warren Olney to talk about the final weeks of the campaign, and what’s next for the GOP in California.
Neel Kashkari Running for Governor Neel Kashkari is a millionaire investment banker who headed the TARP, the federal bailout program, for Presidents Bush and Obama. A resident of Laguna Beach, he's now a Republican candidate for Governor. He says he's conservative on fiscal issues, and wants smaller government. But he supports abortion rights and same-sex marriage.
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?
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.