FROM Deborah Lowe Vandell
Day Care Linked to Later Behavioral Issues Working parents all over the country are struggling over what to do with their pre-schoolers when they themselves aren't available. Should the kids get nanny care, family home-care or go to a day-care center? The latest evidence comes from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development , where 15 researchers studied 1364 children from birth through the age of 12. Published in the latest issue of Child Development , the conclusion is that a large amount of time in a child-care center leads to minor behavior problems that last at least through the sixth grade.
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.
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?
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?