FROM Robert Kim-Farley
Health Officials Tracking Swine Flu Outbreak The number of confirmed Swine Flu cases more than doubled today in the US, increasing concern about how to deal with the outbreak. State and local public health officials are tracking cases of the influenza strain from San Diego to Sacramento, and officials at the Mexican border and Los Angeles International Airport are on alert for people coming into the US with flu-like symptoms. We hear more about the spread of the outbreak from Bryan Walsh of Time magazine, and an update on what's being done to contain the threat here in California from Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, Director of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention for the Los Angeles County Department if Health Services.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.
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.