FROM Lexi Pandell
Why Horse Racing's Top Prize Is So Elusive Tomorrow — for the second year in a row — it’s possible that a horse could win the last race in the Triple Crown — for the first time since 1978. American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby five weeks ago. Two weeks later, he took the Preakness. Tomorrow, he’s run in the Belmont Stakes — with a chance of a Triple Crown winner for the first time in 37 years. What are his chances? American Pharoah after winning the 2015 Preakness ( Maryland GovPics )
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.
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.
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.