FROM Tracy Kahn
America's First Navel Orange Tree At an intersection ringed with apartment houses and a strip mall in Riverside stands the Eliza Tibbets tree, which made history 140 years ago. It's one of two mutant specimens imported from Brazil to produce the first navel oranges in the US. Now it's in trouble. Tracy Kahn is principal museum scientist at the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside and curator of its Citrus Variety Collection , with more than 1000 kinds of fruit.
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 plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
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?