author and historian
FROM Kate Clifford Larson
Who Was the "Real" Harriet Tubman? Slaveholder Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 bill by Harriet Tubman , the former slave turned abolitionist. But how much do Americans know about her? Harriet Tubman, c. 1895 Susan B. Anthony has been on a $1 coin, but Harriet Tubman will be the first black woman to appear on American currency. Her face will replace Andrew Jackson's on the $20 bill. Who was Harriet Tubman, and who was she not? Kate Clifford Larson, author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero , separates the myths from the reality.
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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.