FROM Richard Olds
College Officials Cope with a Rare Disease Finals ended the first quarter at UC Santa Barbara last week, and many students have left the campus. But there's still concern about the bacterial meningitis that broke out there last month. A freshman lacrosse player's feet had to be amputated, and some parents were demanding that the Centers for Disease Control allow students to be inoculated with a vaccine not yet approved in the US. At Princeton University in New Jersey, 5000 students started getting those shots last week. At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and at UC Riverside there have been cases of viral meningitis, a much less severe form of the illness.
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?
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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?