FROM Larry Wilson
The Pasadena Rose Parade Gets Occupied In Monday's Rose Parade the most surprising float may be bringing up the rear. Members of the Occupy movement plan to unveil a giant octopus made from recycled plastic bags. Authorities intend to let them march down Colorado Boulevard, somewhere behind the last official entry. Larry Wilson, public editor of the Pasadena Star-News , has more about what should be an unusual postscript to the 123rd Rose Parade.
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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.