FROM Brian Scott
Cities Turn to a Blackout to Go Green "Good things happen in the dark" is the slogan of a California event planed for this Saturday as a run-up to a national event planned for next March 29. At 8pm West Coast time this Saturday, lights will go out for an hour in major California cities. The TransAmerica Pyramid and the Golden Gate Bridge will go dark in San Francisco. So will the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. Brian Scott, director for Lights Out , joins us from San Francisco for a conservation about energy conservation and a chance to look at the stars.
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?
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?