FROM Tori Stilwell
Job Numbers Point to a Long Recovery The numbers are going down and the economy may be looking up. The unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point since the peak of the recession in September 2008. The economy added 288,000 jobs last month, lowering the joblessness rate to just 6.1%, and the stock market seems to be celebrating these numbers with the Dow Jones hitting an all-time high of 17,000. To figure out what all these numbers mean, we turn to Tori Stilwell, a reporter with Bloomberg News.
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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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.