FROM Patrick Mallon
Cell Towers, Radiation and Public Safety Since September 11, 2001, LA County and its 88 cities have been talking about connecting every cop and firefighter in a single communications system — in the event of an earthquake or other major disaster. But, with a network in mid-construction, federal funding has been frozen. We hear why, speak with a first responder and get perspective from a cancer researcher.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
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.