FROM James Leape
Overextended on Our Ecological Credit Card Just as the global economy is recklessly burning up wealth, the world's population is burning up natural resources. The World Wildlife Fund, the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network are reporting today that human demands on natural resources are over-reaching what Earth can sustain by almost a third. They call it a kind of global recession. James Leape, Director General of World Wildlife Fund International, has more on the " ecological credit crunch ."
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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.
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.