Reporter, Sacramento Bee
FROM Denny Walsh
Gov Brown Wants Feds to Give Back Control of Prisons Governor Brown picks a fight with the federal courts over the health and safety of inmates, claiming that California prisons aren’t overcrowded any more. Due to overcrowding and a sometimes fatal lack of health care, federal courts seized partial control of prisons in California. Governor Schwarzenegger ordered that inmates be sent to other states. Today, Governor Brown said the prison population has been reduced enough…
The Tomato Racket If you've bought tomato-based products like sauces, soups or salsas, you may have received less than you paid for. A former tomato-sales broker has admitted he bribed purchasing agents at some of America's largest food companies, including Safeway and Kraft. Randall Rahal works for SK Foods , which federal agents have labeled a "racketeering enterprise." Denny Walsh reports on the federal courts for the Sacramento Bee .
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.
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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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?