Here's what we did. We sat down with a current Federal Communications Commission commissioner as well as a critic of the FCC's move to repeal net neutrality. Then we opened our phone lines and let listeners ask the questions. The FCC has been reversing and revising many regulations, and the national conversation about net neutrality is heating up. While some argue repealing net neutrality gives internet service providers too much power over consumer content, others say it's not only good for consumers, but good for business.
While U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, downplays rumors that the White House plans to replace him, the idea of a potential shake-up at the U.S. Department of State has raised concerns. With many positions remaining unfilled, and those with experience leaving, we get a read on the strength of the State Department under Trump's administration and consider if the department is equipped to handle today's global conflicts – most importantly, the escalating crisis with North Korea.
Some call Pixar's latest animated feature Coco "a love letter to Mexico." The movie is a commercial and cultural hit. Get the 1A Movie Club's take on this story about Mexico's Day of the Dead and hear from the film's co-director Adrian Molina.
This week, some of President Trump's tweets made headlines, time is running out for Congress to pass legislation before the end of the year, and America's Ambassador to the United Nations says North Korea's latest missile launch brings the world closer to war. And it's been a mixed week for relations between the United States and the United Kingdom.
College completion rates vary widely, but one thing sticks out: they're nowhere near as high as they should be. In 2009, President Obama set a goal of having the United States be the nation with the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. Today, the U.S. hasn't even cracked the top ten of countries with 25-34 year-olds that hold an associate degree or higher. We discuss why this is the case and what can be done to fix it.
The nation is focusing on sexual harassment as it never has before, and how we respond to these allegations is undergoing a change in almost every profession. But what about in your state capital? Every state has different requirements for sexual harassment training, and each legislature handles accusations differently. Some have used tax payer dollars to pay settlements to victims of sexual harassment experienced in the halls of the legislature. We'll look at what it will take to make statehouses safer work environments and get more women into politics.