- Newsmaker: Two Killed, One Rescued In Philippines Hostage Raid
Philippine troops trained by US forces conducted a high-tech rescue attempt today. During the raid, American missionary Martin Burnham and Filipino nurse Ediborah Yap were killed, and Burnham-s wife Gracia survived a bullet wound in the leg. All three were kidnapped more than a year ago by Abu Sayyaf, an extremist group with alleged ties to Al Qaeda. The Deputy International Editor for UPI explains the issue.
- Reporter's Notebook: All-Inuit Film The Fast Runner Opens in NY, LA
80 years ago, the silent documentary film Nanook of the North established the simplistic stereotype of life above the Arctic Circle as continuously cheerful and happy-go-lucky. Now, from filmmakers who are themselves members of the Inuit tribe, comes a different kind of film called The Fast Runner. It-s a Shakespearean tale of love and vengeance, of magic and bawdy humor. The Times of London describes it as -a ripping yarn, majestically filmed.- The New York Times calls it -a masterpiece." We are joined by the director/producer/co-screenwriter--an Inuit tribe member-as well as the co-producer/editor/director of photography to discuss this remarkable film.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From To the Point
Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Calif. governor’s race: Gavin Newsom interview Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is seen as the frontrunner in the race to be the state’s next governor. The Democrat has a solid lead in most of the polls. Newsom… Read More
Calif. governor’s race: John Cox interview Republican John Cox is a businessman originally from Chicago. He’s only lived in California for about a decade, but that hasn’t kept him from surging in recent polls — or… Read More