FROM Hannah Guzik
Indigenous Farm Workers Suffer from Lack of Mental Health Services In the strawberry fields near Oxnard, workers from remote parts of Mexico and Central America toil at some of the hardest jobs in California agriculture. Not only are they separated from their families, they're further isolated by language. They don't speak English or Spanish, but a very different, tonal language called Mixteco. Hannah Guzik is a writer and assignment editor for the California Health Report .
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?