FROM Josh Jarman
Wild Animals and National Media Run Loose in Zanesville, Ohio A wolf and a monkey were the last two exotic animals on the loose in Zanesville, Ohio after police shot or tranquilized as many as 45 others today. Terry Thompson was found dead today in his home outside Zanesville, an apparent suicide. Before he died, he opened the cages holding bears, lions, wolves and primates. We hear more from Josh Jarman, a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch , and Zanesville Mayor Howard Zwelling.
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.