FROM David Wolfe
Three Cleveland Women Get Free after a Decade An astonishing story has developed out of Cleveland over the last 24 hours. Three women who were held captive for ten years were found and rescued after a neighbor heard one of them screaming from the door of a house. The neighbor broke down the door and allowed one of the women, Amanda Berry, to call 911. We hear more from Peter Krouse, who's covering the story for the Cleveland Plain Dealer , and psychologist David Wolfe at the University of Toronto.
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.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.