FROM Connie Bruck
Does Philip Anschutz Own LA? This week's New Yorker magazine is getting special attention in Southern California for an article called, " The Man Who Owns LA ." It's about the Anschutz Entertainment Group, or AEG, most famous for Staples Center, LA Live and Farmer's Field, the NFL stadium that's been given a name even though it hasn't been built yet. Connie Bruck is the writer.
Villaraigosa and The LA School Board Tamar Galatzan and Richard Vladovic both got big campaign money from Mayor Villaraigosa, and both won seats on the LA Unified School Board in yesterday’s final elections. Villaraigosa has promised commitment to turn around the schools but he won't have the direct control he was originally looking for. We speak with Connie Bruck who profiles Villaraigosa in this week’s New Yorker magazine.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.