FROM Tony Dokoupil
Western States Get Ready for Legalized Marijuana Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, but polls show Colorado and Washington State are ready to decriminalize it — without a doctor's prescription -- in next month's elections. In Colorado, medical marijuana is already a $200 million industry that's created 4,000 jobs. If it's completely decriminalized, entrepreneurs are ready to make a killing. Tony Dokoupil is senior writer for Newsweek and the Daily Beast.
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.
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.