FROM Arthur Rosenberg
Big Questions after Russian Jet Breaks Up Mid-Flight When a Russian passenger plane broke apart Saturday over the Sinai Peninsula, all 224 of those aboard died in the crash. The airline company has ruled out both technical malfunction and human error, but that conclusion could be premature. James Clapper, America’s Director of National Intelligence, said today that although there is as yet "no direct evidence," a terrorist attack cannot be ruled out. We hear more from former pilot Arthur Rosenberg, who is now an aviation attorney.
AirAsia Flight Said to Be "in the Bottom of the Sea" The search continues for Air Asia 8501 , which went missing over the Java Sea on Sunday. It was bound for Singapore, carrying 162 passengers, when it disappeared from radar contact. Aviation attorney Arthur Rosenberg is a former pilot.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
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?