FROM Dennis van Engelsdorp
Honeybee Disappearances Alarm Beekeepers and Farmers "Box after box is just empty. There's nobody home." That's what a California beekeeper told the New York Times after half of his 100 million honeybees turned up missing. Beekeepers in 23 other states have the same problem. It's the first time this happened nationwide. All over the country, honeybees are flying off in search of pollen and nectar and not coming home. Experts are calling it " colony collapse disorder ." Dennis van Engelsdorp, bee specialist with the State of Pennsylvania, warns it could be "the AIDS of the bee industry."
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.
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?