FROM Roben Farzad
Dodgers' Ownership, Past and Future All of Los Angeles knows that the Dodgers are up for sale, and the first round of bidding is over. The first week of this month, prospective owners who made the cut got tours of the Stadium and Chavez Ravine, and several paid visits to Magic Johnson. One of the bidders is Peter O'Malley, who sold the Dodgers to News Corp, which sold it to the team's current owner. Frank McCourt, who bought the controlling interest for some $430 million in 2004, is reported to have turned down a bid to sell for $1.2 billion.
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 plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.