FROM Tom Hoffarth
Dodgers Are Back in LA: A Great Team with Image Problems Tomorrow, it's "Play Ball" for the first time this season in Chavez Ravine, as the Dodgers start a home stand against the Giants of San Francisco. But there are potential problems with safety, traffic congestion — and angry fans shut out by that exclusive deal with Time-Warner Cable. Are the Dodgers just all about money?
Rick Caruso and Joe Torre Want to Buy the Dodgers Another bid to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt. LA developer Rick Caruso—who created the Grove in LA’s Fairfax District and Glendale’s Americana at Brand—has joined forces with Joe Torre, who managed the Dodgers after taking the Yankees to four World Serious championships.
Monitor Moves In as Dodgers' McCourt Wails the Blues Yesterday, LA sports reporters were waiting to hear from Thomas Schieffer, the lawyer and former Texas Rangers' executive sent by Major League Baseball to take over management of the Dodgers. But Schieffer delayed his news conference when word came that the Dodgers' owner Frank McCourt had announced a competing news conference in New York. Tom Hoffarth is a sports writer for the Daily News .
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.