Independent ProducerSusan Karlin is an award-winning science and technology journalist based in Los Angeles. She also covers the nexus of science and entertainment, with a particular fondness for sci-fi and comics. She has written for Newsweek, Forbes, Wired, Scientific American, and Discover, and reported for NPR and BBC Radio. She has also traveled to every continent, reporting from such diverse areas as Vietnam, the Arctic, and the West Bank.
FROM Susan Karlin
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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.