FROM Tim Blumenthal
Bike to Work Day? Los Angeles may be the car capitol of the world, but almost one percent of the population has told census takers they ride bicycles to work on a regular basis. Today was Bike to Work Day , which led the LA County Bike Coalition to show up in force at Los Angeles City Hall.
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?