FROM Dylan Hernandez
MLB Commissioner Selig Takes Control of Dodgers Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced today that his office will take control of finances and day-to-day operations for the LA Dodgers, which he called "one of the most prestigious franchises in all of sports." The New York Times is quoting two sources as saying Selig wants to force Frank McCourt to sell the team. We caught up with LA Times beat reporter Dylan Hernandez, who was at Dodger Stadium this afternoon.
Dodgers' Star Outfielder Ramirez Suspended for 50 Games For the first time in many years, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the best record in baseball, in part, because of their star outfielder, Manny Ramirez . Now he’s has been suspended for the next 50 games. Ramirez, who’s batting .348 with six home runs and 20 RBI’s, won’t be eligible to go back on the field until July 3. He’s waived his right to appeal the decision and apologized to the team owners, the team and Dodger fans. Dylan Hernandez helped break the story for the Los Angeles Times .
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.
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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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.