FROM Steven Zipperman
De-Criminalizing Elementary and Middle Schools Students Thousands of students at LA Unified have received tickets from campus police for offenses including shoving, writing on desks or "disturbing the peace." That means appearing in court, the loss of class time and even the loss of interest in going to school at all. Some warn it can lead to a life of crime and civil rights groups Now, there's a new policy for kids 12 and under.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
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.