FROM Kenny Burrell
Graduate Program in Jazz at UCLA He's been called a great guitarist by other great guitarists, including George Benson and Jimi Hendrix, and played with musicians and singers including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles. He's made more than 100 solo recordings, which may be a record. He's also Professor Kenny Burrell, who started UCLA's Jazz Concentration in 1996, which he still runs. Now, with the Herb Alpert School and Herbie Hancock, he is working with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to establish a new graduate program at UCLA.
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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?