FROM Michelle Rhee
Michelle Rhee and Her 'Teacher Town Hall' Michelle Rhee -- one of the nation's most controversial figures when it comes to education reform -- is in Los Angeles tonight. There's still dispute about her record as chancellor of public schools in Washington, DC, where she closed 23 schools, fired 36 principals and 241 teachers, negotiating pay raises only after teachers agreed to limit seniority protections and tenure. She stopped by the studios of KCRW this afternoon before heading for a Teacher Town Hall at the LA Central Library, one of three such events around the country planned by her group, Students First .
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.
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.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.