FROM Jim Michaels
First Women Marines Graduate from Infantry Training The Marines' infantry program requires candidates to spend long days and nights in primitive conditions and to complete a grueling 20 kilometer hike with 85 pounds of gear. For the first time today, three women graduated from the Marine Corps Infantry Training Program at Camp Geiger, North Carolina. Today's graduation is part of a closely watched experiment for integrating women into combat. Jim Michaels, military reporter for USA Today , looks at what might be next for them.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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?