FROM Helen Blank
Working Parents Can't Have It All: Can Government Help? For new parents all over the country, rising costs are making day care unaffordable even when both mothers and fathers are working. In 33 states, it's costlier than a four-year college education and -- even in some affluent areas -- it's more expensive than rent. Economic realities are making for painful decisions when it comes to starting a family. Democrats think it's a winning issue in the presidential campaign. We hear the kind of horror stories producing demand for childcare to become a national priority — even at a cost of $90 billion.
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.
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.