FROM Eve Vawter
Barbie on Newsstands, Business Women in Stock Photos The dreams of marketers for Mattel and Time-Warner are being realized. Controversy has already begun over next week's combination of two iconic images of the American woman. Barbie, who's had many professions over the years, is back to being a swimsuit model. The 55-year-old doll will appear in the 50th anniversary edition of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue . The theme is "She's Unapologetic." Eve Vawter is editor in chief of MommyIsh.com , a website about parenting.
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.
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.