To the Point

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.

California is losing its leadership position in the effort to mitigate climate change, and politics and other disasters may be to blame, according to a state lawmaker.

A nuclear meltdown near the San Fernando and Simi Valleys was kept secret for 20 years.

Celebrity athletes are shaping American politics and culture, says Jane Coaston of the New York Times.

When the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop a draconian new Texas abortion law, especially since Roe v.

California’s recall makes sense, but the electoral system as a whole needs reform, according to columnist Joe Matthews.

Andy Slavitt, who was President Joe Biden’s former COVID advisor, talks about the recent Delta variant surge and best safety practices.

CNN’s Ron Brownstein says LA was so creative with music, movies, and TV in the 1970s that it’s still shaping American politics today.

For most of American history, abortion has been legal, outlawed only from 1867 to 1973. Now the U.S. Supreme Court might outlaw it again by overturning Roe v. Wade.