FROM Howard Baldwin
The Coming Bandwidth Crunch Users can have two-way conversations with Apple's iPhone 4S. Its popular feature Siri is taking up a lot of bandwidth, but it's not the only technology that's pushing the envelope of limited capacity. The number of wireless devices in the US now exceeds the number of people. Smart phones, tablets and other devices are gobbling up bandwidth fast. Silicon-Valley based technology writer Howard Baldwin has more on the coming bandwidth crunch .
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.
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.
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.