FROM Ken Balcomb
Dolphins and Sea Lions, Latest Tool against Terrorist Attack Submarines, ships and laboratories at the Kitsap-Bangor Navy Base in Puget Sound are considered vulnerable to attack by terrorist swimmers and divers. So the base near Seattle may be getting a new security patrol. Dolphins and sea lions have been trained to find swimmers and scuba divers who are in the wrong place at the wrong time and, according to the Navy Marine Mammal Program , attach ropes to the suspects, who can then be reeled in for questioning. Ken Balcomb is Executive Director of the Center for Whale Research at Friday Harbor on Washington's San Juan Islands.
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?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.