FROM Amy Dresser Held
Del Rey Residents Keen on Forcing Out New Charter School After a year of increasingly angry disputes with neighbors in Los Angeles' Del Rey area, east of Marina del Rey and near Mar Vista. Parents whose kids go to Citizens of the World Charter School plan to show up at tomorrow's meeting of the LA Unified School Board. Citizens of the World occupies three portable classrooms unused by Stoner Elementary, and the complaints of local residents began with increased traffic. They claim the Charter School parents have been "dismissive" and "elitist." Now, the School District says Citizens of the World has failed to meet the deadline for its application to stay -- and even expand — next year.
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.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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.