FROM Bryan Davis
The Most Hated Man in the Distillery Industry? Wired magazine recently profiled a Northern California distiller under the headline, " This Guy Says He Can Make 20-year Old Rum in 6 days ." It turns out, experts say he can. When you belly up to the bar, you won't be ordering "oak catalyzed esterification," but you might get Rum that's been made by that process. And you're likely to think it's taken 20 years to distill when, in fact, it's been "aged" for just six days. Bryan Davis doesn't even use barrels. He's got a machine in the garage. He's also co-founder of the Lost Spirits Distillery in Monterey, California.
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.
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.
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.