FROM Martha Bebinger
Providing Safe Spaces for Heroin Addicts Nobody wants to make it easier to abuse drugs, but clean needle programs have helped control the spread of AIDS. We hear about a radical new plan to control deaths from drug overdoses. Much of the Northeast is in the midst of a heroin epidemic, with four people in Massachusetts dying every day. Now a nonprofit in Boston plans to establish a place where addicts can ride out their highs with medical supervision. Martha Bebinger is reporting the story for WBUR , public radio in Boston and for the Atlantic .
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?
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.
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.