FROM Tristram Korten
Florida Officials Won't Say the Words "Climate Change" When Charlie Crist was Governor of Florida, official reports on the environment contained references to global warming, climate change and sea-level rise. But since Rick Scott was elected, those terms are not allowed in e-mails, reports or other official communications. Florida — with its coral reefs, wetlands and beaches — is in the region most susceptible to global warming and climate change. But you wouldn't know that from reading reports by the Department of Environmental Protection, even though it's charged with planning for Florida's future. That's according to Tristram Korten at the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting .
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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.
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?
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.