FROM Maggie Mertens
Women's World Cup: Is It a Feminist Issue? Gender discrimination is a major issue, especially in magazines and web sites that focus on women's issues. So, why don't they have more to say about what's happening in Canada, where world-class women athletes are playing in conditions that wouldn't be tolerated for men. FIFA, the governing board of professional soccer, is being sued by some of the best women athletes on the planet for gender discrimination at the Women's World Cup , being played in Canada on artificial turf. Maggie Mertens is a journalist and author of an article in the Atlantic titled, " Womens Soccer Is a Feminist Issue ." Photo by Mack Male
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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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?