- Making News: OPEC Announces Production Cuts
Six sailors are missing in heavy weather after an oil tanker split open, spilling thousands of gallons of fuel oil in the Aleutian Islands. Meantime in Cairo, OPEC agreed to cut production to avoid further reductions in the price of oil. Peter Coy, economics editor for Business Week magazine, says high gasoline inventories and market dynamics will bring relief to Americans despite OPEC's decision to cut supply.
- Reporter's Notebook: International Space Station at Risk of Running out of Food
A Russian supply ship is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station on the day after Christmas. Until then, American astronaut Leroy Chiao and Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov are eating and drinking very carefully. The crew is supposed to have 45 days worth of food and water, but as we hear from Gwyneth Shaw, who covers NASA for the Orlando Sentinel, supplies aboard are running short.
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