FROM Michele Hanisee
Props 62 and 66: Death penalty Propositions 62 and 66 deal with the death penalty. Proposition 62 would repeal the death penalty in California. It was written by Mike Farrell, a longtime activist, best known for his role in M*A*S*H. Proposition 66 would streamline the death sentence process limiting legal challenges to five years. We look at the pros and cons with Farrell and a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney.
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 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.