FROM Michele Sousa
Blue Whales Congregate off the Sothern California Coast Blue whales are the largest animals ever to live on Earth, and 40 years ago they were almost extinct. Now, about 2000 live in the North Pacific Ocean, so it's very rare to see 25 all at once, much less 100. But that's what happened to KCRW's Matt Holzman, sailing yesterday afternoon off Marina del Rey. We hear from him and Michele Sousa, senior marine mammal biologist at the Aquarium of the Pacific .
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?