FROM Jody Noiron
After the Station Fire Everybody knows that the Station Fire has burned over 242 square miles, fully one quarter of the Angeles National Forest, and it’s not over yet. It won’t be fully contained until next week, and fire crews are setting controlled burns to reduce fuel east of Mt. Wilson.
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?