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Klobuchar’s office retools family leave policy after news report

Klobuchar’s office retools family leave policy after news report

Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Senate office scrapped a policy this week that required employees who took 12 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave to stay at the office for three times that time off once they returned, an aide to the Minnesota Democrat said Friday. The aide said the office policy — which was first…MORE

Dianne Feinstein’s climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Dianne Feinstein’s climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Sen. Dianne Feinstein clashed Friday with a group of children over climate change policy, criticizing their requests that she back the Green New Deal, accusing them of presenting an ultimatum and contrasting their inability to vote with her three decades in office. The exchange comes as moderate Democrats grapple with the Green New Deal, a…MORE

Trump picks US ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

Trump picks US ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to nominate the current American ambassador to Canada to be the new US ambassador to the United Nations. Trump tweeted on Friday evening that he plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft for the position, following former Ambassador Nikki Haley’s resignation last year. “I am pleased to announce that…MORE

Trump predicts ‘very good chance’ of China trade deal

Trump predicts ‘very good chance’ of China trade deal

President Donald Trump expressed optimism on a trade deal with China, after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon. “I think we both feel there’s a very good chance the deal will happen,” Trump said, adding that the group of negotiators has “been making a lot of progress.”…MORE

Pentagon says it will be months before construction on Trump’s border wall starts

Pentagon says it will be months before construction on Trump’s border wall starts

Even if everything goes according to plan, it will likely be months before construction on President Donald Trump’s sought-after border wall can even start, according to senior defense officials. Trump recently declared a national emergency on the southern border, a move that in theory will allow his administration to tap and repurpose more than $3…MORE

US argues momentum for change in Venezuela is growing despite border violence

US argues momentum for change in Venezuela is growing despite border violence

Self-declared Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido’s supporters and their US backers say he is gaining increasing military support, even as the political standoff with embattled President Nicolas Maduro erupted in violence Friday when security forces at the border killed at least two people. Guaido backers point to increasing numbers of defections as diplomatic staff outside Venezuela…MORE

Washington Post: Grand jury assessing Zinke’s alleged lies to investigators

Washington Post: Grand jury assessing Zinke’s alleged lies to investigators

A Washington grand jury is hearing arguments from prosecutors alleging that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to the department’s Office of the Inspector General, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing two individuals briefed of the matter. The grand jury marks another hit for Zinke, who had been the target of several department investigations before…MORE

Black women would not rest until R. Kelly was investigated

Black women would not rest until R. Kelly was investigated

When it came down to it, black women knew they were on their own. They were the ones who kept beating the drum against singer R. Kelly over allegations he’s abused and sexually preyed on black girls and women for decades. Kelly has consistently denied such accusations and has never been convicted of a crime…MORE

Amy Klobuchar says she supports legalizing marijuana

Amy Klobuchar says she supports legalizing marijuana

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar in a statement on Friday said she supports legalizing marijuana. “I support the legalization of marijuana and believe that states should have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders,” the Minnesota senator said. Her statement was first reported by the Washington Post, and was given…MORE

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Alex G – Program Director

Alex G – Program Director

It all started back in the early 80s for Alex G when two movies, Beat Street and Breakin’, came out. The moment Alex saw Jazzy Jay and Chris “the Glove” Taylor cutting and scratchin in the DJ booth, he knew he had to be up there doing the same. It was in his blood to…

Ms. Eklass

Ms. Eklass

Hey, it’s your favorite radio chick Ms. EKlass on the Westwood One Classic Hip Hop format! I’m also the night host and promotions director for WRWM 93.9 The Beat in Indianapolis. Cue the Fresh Prince theme music. In good old Indianapolis, born and raised, by a radio is where I spent most of my days!…

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