FROM Howard Buffett
One Wealthy Farmer's Crusade to Solve Global Hunger If you had billions of dollars at your disposal to address world problems, would you be digging in the dirt trying to grow drought-resistant corn and other crops? Although global hunger is a problem that no one philanthropist or charity can solve, farmer Howard Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, is experimenting with crops of the future. Photo by Jeannie O'Donnell Photo by Trevor Neilson
Howard Buffett Focuses on Hunger in Los Angeles Howard Buffet is a Nebraska farmer who focuses on hunger around the world. This week, he's visiting Los Angeles County, which has the largest population of food-insecure people in the United States. Mr. Buffet is the son of billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffet, and he manages the Howard G. Buffet Foundation .
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?
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.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.