FROM Marc Spears
NBA Playoffs Defying Expectations What was supposed to be a slam dunk from the start has turned into a day of reckoning for the NBA Championship . The Los Angeles Lakers , who were supposed to coast through to the finals, are at 3-3 with the Houston Rockets . Last year’s champs, the Boston Celtics , who’ve played more cliffhanger games in this series than most teams play in a season, are battling it out with the Orlando Magic , also a 3-3 tie. Marc Spears, who covers the National Basketball Association for the Boston Globe , says Sunday's a day for basketball fans to be glued to the TV.
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.
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.
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.