FROM Paul Tanaka
Paul Tanaka Talks Back Last year, the Citizens Commission on Jail Violence blamed both LA County Sheriff Lee Baca and Undersheriff Paul Tanaka for a "failure of leadership" that permitted a culture of deputy misbehavior including brutality against inmates of county jails. Sheriff Baca said Tanaka was responsible. Tanaka then retired and announced he would run against Baca, who's up for his fifth term in office next year. Tanaka is the current Mayor of Gardena.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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?