FROM Melissa Lin-Perrella
US Supreme Court Takes Up Port's Clean Air Policy The Clean Truck Program was enacted in 2008, and immediately challenged by the American Trucking Association. Today, the case reached the US Supreme Court and Jeremy Jacobs was there for Greenwire, a non-partisan environmental news service.
Los Angeles Air Is a Little Bit Cleaner The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are still this region's biggest stationary polluters, but the Port of Long Beach is claiming a 72 percent reduction in cancer-causing diesel particulates. It's the result of an effort begun after years of community agitating.
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.
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.
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.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.