FROM Ramesh Raskar
MIT Develops Replacement for Traditional Barcodes Barcodes are familiar to every consumer, but the information they contain is only available to the scanner at the checkout counter. How about one you could read with your cell phone camera from 12 feet away? Researchers have come up with a new version that could increase the capacity of traditional black-and-white striped labels by thousands of times. Associate Professor Ramesh Raskar leads the Camera Culture group at MIT's Media Lab.
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.