FROM Riley Duren
Scientists Set Out to Map Climate Change like Weather The word "smog" was invented in California, so it seems appropriate that Los Angeles is now becoming one massive laboratory for studying carbon emissions. At an elevation of almost 6000 feet, Mount Wilson looms over the LA basin, a perfect vantage point for a new emissions monitoring station. Riley Duren, chief systems engineer at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and manager of its Megacities Carbon Project , has more on plans to create a network of megacities to measure the dynamics of climate change.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.