FROM Paul Wylie
New Scoring for Figure Skating Gets Mixed Reviews Last night marked the end of an era, when Chinese teams won both Gold and Silver in Pairs Figure Skating at the Winter Olympics. It's the first time in almost 50 years that Russia or the Soviet Union didn't walk off with the Gold. American figure skater Paul Wylie, who won the Silver medal in the Men's competition in 1992, was rink-side in Vancouver last night for the competition.
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.
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.