FROM Wieslaw Maslowski
Summer Arctic Ice to Be Gone by 2013 The Arctic ice cap shrank so much this summer that several nations began staking claim to the Northwest Passage. Now comes a dramatic new forecast. By the year 2013, new supercomputer studies show, ice will be gone from the Arctic Ocean all summer long. Wieslaw Maslowski, a research professor of oceanography at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, who headed the team that produced the new data, joins is from the American Geophysical Union's annual fall meeting in San Francisco.
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.
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?
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.