FROM Kyle Pope
The press under attack by the Trump Administration President Donald Trump is the least popular incoming chief executive in recent history — and he's publicly declared that the news media are part of the opposition. Will the White House Press Corps be looking for a new home? One un-named Trump official has said, "We want reporters out of the building." That's raised a provocative question: does the White House Press Corps have a future? If not, Kyle Pope, the Editor in Chief and Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review has a surprising answer: that might be a good thing.
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?
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.
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.