FROM Alex Sosnowski
East Coast Braces for Storm of a Century President Obama has cancelled campaign appearances and returned to the White House to coordinate federal agencies working with states and localities. Saying the storm has "fatal potential," he warned those in the path to pay attention. "Please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. When they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate." Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist for AccuWeather , joins us from State College, Pennsylvania. Photo: President Obama receives an update on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy at the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA headquarters in Washington, DC, October 28, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Heat Wave Continues to Break Record Highs Last month, more than 3200 temperature records were broken in the United States. Last week alone, more than 2000 went down. Thunderstorms could ruin a lot of picnics and fireworks displays on Independence Day, and the center of the country may be looking at unusual heat, possibly into August. That's according to Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist at AccuWeather .
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.
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?
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.