FROM Elizabeth Mitchell
Female Players Sue US Soccer over Wages Equal pay for women is required by American law but it's hardly a reality, and the inequity is especially conspicuous when it comes to sports. The USWNT celebrates their First Place win as Captain Christie Rampone raises the trophy at the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers Photo: rachael.c.king Five key members of America's women's soccer team filed a complaint today with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. They're charging US Soccer with wage discrimination . Elizabeth Mitchell is a feature reporter with the New York Daily News. She's been investigating the treatment of the women's team, and her lengthy report was published yesterday.
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.
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.
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.