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FROM Sonata Lee Narcisse
Beyond Stoli and Snowden: The Rift between Russia and the US Guest host Madeleine Brand looks at the frosty relations between the US and Russia. Why are gay activists clamoring for a boycott of the Russian Winter Olympics?
California Prisons, Hunger Strikes and Overcrowding California continues to battle a federal order to reduce its prison population, while dealing with a hunger strike among prisoners over the use of solitary confinement.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?