FROM Tom Dotan
Silicon Valley, visas and the Trump administration California technology companies are heavily reliant on workers from foreign countries. And there is concern that President Donald Trump’s latest temporary travel ban could lead to a brain drain for technology companies in the state. Where Silicon Valley - and Beach - clash, and where they line up, with the new administration.
Why Can't Hollywood and Silicon Valley Just Get Along? More and more consumers are going to the Internet for entertainment, turning away from movie theaters and TV. Hollywood is losing control of its distribution model. Silicon Valley distributors are trying to produce content, but they can't match the quality that comes out of Hollywood. Can they learn to live with each other?
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?
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.
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.