Independent ProducerSusan Karlin is an award-winning science and technology journalist based in Los Angeles. She also covers the nexus of science and entertainment, with a particular fondness for sci-fi and comics. She has written for Newsweek, Forbes, Wired, Scientific American, and Discover, and reported for NPR and BBC Radio. She has also traveled to every continent, reporting from such diverse areas as Vietnam, the Arctic, and the West Bank.
FROM Susan Karlin
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?
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?
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.