FROM Dhruva Jaishankar
The US and India: A Complex "Partnership" Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the White House today. He'll address Congress tomorrow as relations between the US and India continue to warm up. But Senators of both parties have criticized India's human rights record, and Modi himself once was denied a US visa for tolerating religious violence. He now governs a nation that needs new jobs for a million people who turn 18 every month, while economic growth increases the dangers of climate change. We hear about India's role in America's "Pivot to Asia" and the challenge of China's assertiveness.
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.
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?
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.