FROM Rick Fienberg
NASA Decides to Fix the Hubble Telescope Since it was launched into orbit in 1990, the Hubble Telescop e has produced spectacular images of the universe, popularized astronomy and advanced the understanding of space. But without repairs and adjustments, it could be lost to science. After the Columbia disaster, NASA decreed that repairing the Hubble was unsafe for astronauts. Today, under a new administrator, the agency changed its mind .
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.