FROM Robert Hernandez
Mass Exodus at the LA Times The latest buyout of news room veterans at the LA Times has a former editor saying, the "loss of knowledge and wisdom" makes you want to cry." That's according to Kevin Roderick, who has access to a closed Facebook group where the names are being discussed. Kevin himself once worked at the paper. He's creator of LA Observed online and a familiar voice on KCRW.
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 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.