FROM Michael Schwirtz
US to Sue New York over Civil Rights Abuses at Rikers Island The Obama Administration is suing New York City over what the Justice Department calls a "deep-seated culture of violence" at Rikers Island, a prison where adolescent inmates are held. Yesterday, Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced that inmates will no longer be held in solitary confinement. Reporter Michael Schwirtz of the New York Times has the story.
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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.