FROM Jim Hayes
ICE Cracks Down in Southern California The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is on the warpath with 1300 arrests in the last two weeks at homes, workplaces and jails; 600 have already been deported, and ICE says there is more to come. Most of those picked up either have criminal records or failed to abide by orders for deportation. Immigrants' rights groups say there's a climate of fear—even among citizens and legal residents—with risk to the economy. Anti-immigrant groups say it's about time. We hear from all three.
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.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.
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.