FROM Tim Knowles
Chicago Teachers' Strike The Chicago school strike is a struggle between education reformers and unionized teachers. Now in its third day, the issues will look familiar in other cities, including Los Angeles. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken the side of school reformers against a teachers' union he accuses of being resistant to change. We look at the national implications and the possible consequences for the November election.
Chicago School Strike The Chicago school strike is into its third day, a struggle between education reformers and unionized teachers. The issues will look familiar in other cities around the country. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken the side of schools reformers against a teachers' union he accuses of being resistant to change. We look at the national implications and the possible consequences for the November election.
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.
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?
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.