FROM Larry Gerston
Schwarzenegger Cries Budget Wolf Governor Schwarzenegger once promised to " blow up the boxes " by reorganizing state agencies that are inefficient and sometimes dysfunctional. Now, he is boxed in by the very structural problems he and the legislature have failed to resolve.
Schwarzenegger and Limbaugh, Together Again? Governor Schwarzenegger got 90% of the Republican vote last year in California and Rush Limbaugh has 10 million listeners nationwide. Lately, they've been calling each other names. After Limbaugh said Schwarzenegger had betrayed conservative principles, the Governor called the radio host "irrelevant." Limbaugh then called Schwarzenegger a "sell-out." Today, they went head to head on Limbaugh's program. We find out what happened and whether it's "relevant" for politics in California.
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.
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.