FROM Michelle McNamara
Can a New Internet Campaign Catch a Violent Serial Killer? Michelle McNamara first became fascinated with serial killers when she was just fourteen. Now she's a crime blogger, by her own admission she has become obsessed with a California serial murderer whom she calls the Golden State Killer. He's believed to be responsible for sixty crimes, mostly murders, rapes or both. He ended his crime spree apparently more than 25 years ago. McNamara, who blogs at TrueCrimeDiary.com tells her story in this month's Los Angeles magazine.
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.
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.
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?
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.