Assessing Trump’s First 100 Days – PART 1

FEATURING ARUN GUPTA – This week marks Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the White House, a period of time that new Presidents are judged on in terms of their ability to carry out their stated goals. Soon after his electoral college win Trump released his first 100-days plan – a list of ambitious goals…

New Study Confirms American Dream Has Faded

FEATURING ROBERT MANDUCA – A new study published in the journal Science examines the financial prospects of Americans and how they have dropped depressingly low. The study is titled, “The fading American dream: Trends in absolute income mobility since 1940.” It confirms what most Americans have seen happening in their own lives – that measures…

March for Science: Academics and Researchers Speak Out

More than 600 March for Science demonstrations and rallies took place this past Saturday on April 22nd, Earth Day. The central event took place in Washington DC with ‘Bill Nye, the Science Guy’ headlining. Scientists and non-scientists alike came out in full force carrying signs such as, “There is No Planet B,” “Less Invasions, More…

Indigenous Activist Declares ‘Natives for Science’

Among the tens of thousands of people who came to downtown Los Angeles on Saturday April 22nd for the March for Science were people from marginalized communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution and climate change. Native American communities in particular have faced the brunt of industrialization and last year the front line of…

Venezuela Govt Faces Major Challenges, Mass Protests

FEATURING MIGUEL TINKER SALAS – Venezuela is in the news again. Three people including a Venezuelan soldier and a teenager were reportedly killed in clashes during street protests in Caracas and other cities. GM has announced it will leave Venezuela, saying that the government had seized its assets. Ordinary Venezuelans are struggling to have access…

‘The Promise’ Brings Alive Saga of the Armenian Genocide

FEATURING STEPHANIE ABRAHAM – Just in time for the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide, a new film is hitting theaters called The Promise. The film stars Oscar Isaac as an Armenian medical student, Charlotte Le Bon as an Armenian-born French woman, and Christian Bale as an American journalist. A love triangle between the three…