FROM Tanya Selvaratnam
Is Egg Freezing a Game Changer for Women? “Not since the birth control pill has a medical technology had such potential to change family and career planning.” That’s from an article in Bloomberg Businessweek about the practice of freezing a women’s eggs while she’s still fertile so she can wait until she’s ready to have a child. The reporter is Emma Rosenblum.
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.
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?
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.