FROM Jared Goyette
Australians demand answers on Minneapolis police shooting A police shooting in Minnesota has shocked the local community -- and the whole country of Australia. Australian newspapers are calling the police shooting of one if its citizens in the United States “an American nightmare”. Over the weekend, police in Minneapolis, Minnesota shot and killed an Australian yoga instructor. Justine Damond had just called 911 to report a rape. The details of the shooting are murky at best, while outrage has been growing in Minnesota. Australians are rightly outraged. Jared Goyette is a journalist in Minneapolis who is covering the shooting for the Guardian .
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.
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?