FROM Dennis van Engelsdorp
Honeybee Disappearances Alarm Beekeepers and Farmers "Box after box is just empty. There's nobody home." That's what a California beekeeper told the New York Times after half of his 100 million honeybees turned up missing. Beekeepers in 23 other states have the same problem. It's the first time this happened nationwide. All over the country, honeybees are flying off in search of pollen and nectar and not coming home. Experts are calling it " colony collapse disorder ." Dennis van Engelsdorp, bee specialist with the State of Pennsylvania, warns it could be "the AIDS of the bee industry."
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.
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.
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.