FROM Julie Winokur
Bringing It to the Table It all began with a conversation over dinner. Julie Winokur's teenage son told her she was the most intolerant person he knew, a shocker for a writer and documentary film producer. But Winokur decided her son was right, that she wasn't listening to people who didn't agree with her politically. A lot of planning and one successful Kickstarter campaign later, she's launched Bring it to the Table, which aims to engage Americans in civil discourse about politics in public settings across the country.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.
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.