FROM Elaine McMillion Sheldon
'Heroin(e)' profiles the first responders who tackle the opioid crisis Opioid overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. It’s estimated that one American dies from an opioid overdose every 15 minutes. In the Oscar-nominated short “Heroin(e),” filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon follows three women who are fighting overdoses in Huntington, West Virginia. It’s streaming now on Netflix. Huntington fire chief Jan Rader in "Heroin(e)." Jan Rader and Andrew Sullivan, a recovered opioid addict, in "Heroin(e)." Photos courtesy of Netflix
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.