FROM Emily Landau
Nuclear Negotiations: Can Both Sides Win? As Iran sits down again today with five world powers — the US, the UK, France, Russia and China, plus Germany — there's a lot at stake for two leaders who've risked their legacies on the outcome. Iran's President Rouhani could see crippling economic sanctions lifted at last. President Obama could head off the possible threat of more nuclear weapons. But failure is likely to discredit both leaders with friends and foes in the Middle East, not to mention hardliners at home. We hear that Iran's increased transparency is cause for optimism, while intractable differences could make the world more dangerous than ever.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?