FROM Benjamin Keesey
SoCal Nonprofit Invisible Children Closes US Operations Remember "Kony 2012?" It was a video that went viral, especially among Millennials -- raising millions of dollars for Invisible Children , a nonprofit few people had heard of before. Its target, Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, was kidnapping kids to be soldiers for his Lord's Resistance Army. He's still at large, and Invisible Children is on the verge of shutting down. You can see the video "Kony 2012" on our WWLA blog .
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.