To the Point
A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.
Nicholas Kristof on good news in a bad world; Steve Lopez on agingNational
Despite war and pandemic, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof finds good news in a “stunning” decline of worldwide poverty and “extraordinary” improvements in child mortality.
For the first time in Iran’s history, women are leading a counter-revolutionInternational
Writer and author of The Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, Robin Wright says that after weeks of protest on the streets of Iran, “for the first time in human…
Can the news media help save democracy?National
Former New York Times and Washington Post Media Critic Margaret Sullivan says America faces a threat to democracy.
Will Trump run for White House again, can PG&E keep lights on?National
Will Trump run for the presidency again? And in the aftermath of California’s deadly wildfires, can the state’s largest utility, PG&E, mend its ways?
Diablo Canyon: Can the nuclear plant work safely for 10 more years?National
What are the risks of keeping the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant open? And an atheist and Muslim agree on what happens when people find religion through politics.
Is catastrophic news coverage fit for human consumption?Mental Health
Does the news really have to be all that bad, or does our addiction to catastrophe drive outlets to deliver what sells? How might today’s media be fixed?
SCOTUS strikes down concealed-carry law. Is gun control in danger?National
What to expect of the Supreme Court’s decision to ease conceal-carry restrictions, Biden’s new gun safety law, and the Sandy Hook lawsuit?
Baby formula crisis reveals dangers of too little competition in US economyNational
Why does America’s baby formula shortage continue? Also, Norm Eisen’s new book traces corruption from the Trump White House to the rest of the country.