FROM Carol Meyer
LA's Continuing Medical Crisis As a bush pilot in the Amazon Basin, Stan Brock first saw the suffering of people without access to medical services. He started Remote Area Medical to provide service in developing countries. Since 1992, he's also been focused on the United States, where the same problem exists. Since last Tuesday, Remote Medical Services has been at the Sports Arena in downtown Los Angeles. Today's the last day. We speak with Brock and other caregivers about the ongoing need for affordable medical care.
Temporary Free Clinic Shows Need for Health Reform If anyone doubts that the health system is broken in Southern California, consider last week's spectacle at the Inglewood Forum: thousands of people lining up to get free medical care and thousands more turned away for lack of available volunteers. Carol Meyer is chief network officer for the LA County Department of Health Services.
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?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
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.