FROM Dini Miller
Bed Bugs Are Back and Biting In New York, they've infested the Time Warner Center and shut down high-end clothing stores. In Dallas, they've driven people out of apartments. Bedbugs — almost eradicated 50 years ago — are making a comeback. The National Pest Management Association says calls for bedbug eradication have gone up 81% in the past ten years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the EPA have warned of a rapid resurgence. Dini Miller is Associate Professor of Urban Entomology at Virginia Tech .
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?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.