FROM Ellen Kickmeyer
Uranium Contamination in the Central Valley In California's Central Valley, there's uranium in the drinking water. Hundreds of thousands of people are at risk of kidney damage and cancer from long exposure. Many private homes and public school districts rely on contaminated water wells, and public health warnings are sporadic at best. That's according to the Associated Press in a report co-authored by Ellen Kickmeyer.
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.