FROM William Finnegan
One Writer's Search for the Perfect Wave In 1978 a young writer dropped everything and toured the developing world looking for the perfect wave. Journalist William Finnegan tells us what he found along the way. He's the author of Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life . Big wave surfing in Tahiti at Teahupoo Photo: Duncan Rawlinson
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.