FROM Murriel Perez
Gender Bias in the World of Tech "We're going backward in a field that's supposed to be all about going forward." That's what Hillary Clinton told a convention of women this week in Silicon Valley, where women notoriously have a hard time getting work. "Less than 5 percent of all fortune 500 CEO's are women, and women entrepreneurs have a much harder time accessing capital to start or grow a business." Google, Facebook, Apple and other big tech companies recently released figures showing that men outnumber women in the tech sector by 4 to 1.
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?
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?