Rhetoric and reality on Russia, when does world history begin and fake news from Macedonia has a Nevada connection
July 20, 2018
The news cycle this week has been dominated by words from President Trump regarding Russia. But what's the reality behind the rhetoric? High School students in Advanced Placement world history classes are being exposed to a controversial new curriculum: history now begins in the year 1200. And some Macedonian teens were putting out fake news during the 2016 US elections. Turns out they were getting support from some prominent Americans.
July 19, 2018
President Donald Trump called it an "incredible offer" from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin offered to allow US investigators to question some Russians about US election hacking, and in exchange, the Kremlin would be allowed to question 11 Americans, including a former US ambassador to Russia. Host Marco Werman speaks with that ambassador, Michael McFaul. And sand mining is becoming a big business, but it can destroy ecosystems. Plus, Egypt's Jon Stewart had to flee his country. Now he's hoping for a second act and to make it big in Hollywood.
July 18, 2018
We're putting the focus back on President Trump's immigration policy. Four members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council resigned this week. They cited the Trump administration's "morally repugnant, counter-productive and ill-considered" family separation policy. Also, some of the children who were separated from their parents at the border were housed inside a vacant Phoenix office building that lacked proper sanitation facilities. Plus, how China's new standards for processing recycled materials is forcing American communities to clean up their acts.
July 17, 2018
What's the fallout from US President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Is the word "treason" a fair way to describe Trump's performance? Plus, the arrest of a Russian national and friend to the NRA. And, protest music past and present with Joan Baez.
July 16, 2018
President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met in Finland on Monday to discuss nuclear arms, energy and collusion — but it was their press conference that has people talking. Also, reaction to protests staged by the Russian group Pussy Riot during the men's World Cup final in Russia. And, we hear how France is celebrating its World Cup triumph, and the many players with immigrant roots who helped bring France its second trophy.
July 13, 2018
The US Department of Justice has announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 presidential race. Plus, we look back at a 1961 summit between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev. It was a meeting that has some parallels to Monday's summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. And, musicians from Borneo and Easter Island tell us what its like to live on the frontlines of climate change.
July 12, 2018
President Donald Trump is not very popular in the UK, but there's a lot of support for him in the pro-Brexit, working-class town of Kent. Plus, Trump suggests he and Russian President Vladimir Putin could "be friends." But is Putin on board? And is phasing out plastic straws a big ecological victory or just a feel-good gesture?
July 11, 2018
President Trump starts off the NATO summit on a controversial note. Also, a Philadelphia company that exports its ice cream to China could be impacted by the current trade war. Plus, a hidden rainbow flag campaign in Russia.
July 10, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh is President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. We'll look at his record on climate change. Also, a task force is reviewing the records of thousands of immigrants who have become US citizens. They're looking for flaws, mistakes and fraud. Plus, we learn about an ICE call center in Vermont.
July 9, 2018
Divers rescue more boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Also, an 8-year-old girl and her mom, separated at the border, are finally reunited after almost two months apart. But the mother worries about the future. Plus, President Trump heads to London later this week and a giant balloon characterizing Trump as a baby is ready to greet him.