FROM Amy Standen
Toxic Air Contaminant Board Members Disappear into Thin Air Five scientists from Stanford, UCLA, USC and UC Davis have been dismissed without explanation from the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants , a little-known group with weighty responsibilities that decides how new chemicals should be regulated. The action comes in the midst of a lawsuit brought by a group of industrial polluters. Amy Standen reports for Quest and the California Report , produced by KQED in San Francisco.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.