FROM Ronald Kohanski
Can Young Blood Curb the Effects of Ageing? There's a familiar cliché — dreaded by the veterans of any occupation -- that "it's time for new blood." Now it turns out there may be something to it. The blood of young mice injected into the streams of old mice seems to reverse some effects of ageing. We hear about the latest research and what it might mean for humans from Jocelyn Kaiser, staff writer for Science Magazine, and Ronald Kohanski, Deputy Director of the Division of Ageing Biology at the National Institute on Ageing, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
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.
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.