FROM Suzanne Malec-McKenna
Chicago Out Front on Adapting to Climate Change Due to the political ambivalence about global warming, city planners in many cities are discreet about "integrating preparedness into traditional planning." But the so-called Second City is "way out in front… in terms of adaptation." That's according to a recent article in the New York Times. Suzanne Malec-McKenna, outgoing commissioner of Chicago's Department of Environment , has more on how the city has adapted with new pavement for alleyways, Southern trees for landscaping and air-conditioning in the public schools.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Rhetoric and brinksmanship on the Korean Peninsula For 25 years, the US has viewed North Korea's nuclear program with increasing alarm. Now President Trump says this country has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what he's actually doing… and what might come next.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.