FROM Scott Ard
2,000 Years of Personal Computing at the Computer History Museum Computers are only about 50 years old, but that's old enough to give them a museum — where else but in Silicon Valley. Actually, the effort began 30 years ago on the other high-tech corridor, Route 128 around Boston, Massachusetts. But the permanent opening of the Computer History Museum was last Thursday in Mountain View, north of San Jose. Scott Ard is editor-in-chief of the technology website CNET .
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.