FROM Jim Weill
Nearly One in Five Americans Don't Have Enough Food Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you and your family needed?” Twenty percent of Californians answered "Yes" to that question last year in a Gallup survey, 26 percent in the Inland Empire, 24 percent in Los Angeles and Long Beach and 21 percent in Santa Ana. The national average is 18 percent. The research was analyzed by the Food Research and Action Center in Washington. Jim Weill is the President.
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?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.