FROM Sonia Van Meter
Who Would Sign Up for a One-Way Ticket to Mars? A Dutch non-profit venture called Mars One has plans to land two men and two women on the planet Mars. More than 200,000 people have volunteered to go on the one-way mission— with departure planned for 2025. Sonia Van Meter , who’s one of 100 finalists for the expedition, describes herself as "a political consultant with a husband, two extraordinary stepsons and a black lab mix." She says she "didn’t think twice" when she heard she could take "a one-way trip to another planet."
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.
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?