FROM Alex Johnson
Meet the candidates of the LAUSD Board District 1 Race When Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte died unexpectedly, the LA Unified School Board was left pretty much divided between three members backed by self-styled reformers and three supported by employee unions, including the United Teachers of LA. Their candidate, 50-year veteran George McKenna was first in the June primary. Alex Johnson, an aide to County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, came in second. We’ll hear from both candidates. The runoff is Tuesday of next week.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
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.