FROM Amanda Covarrubias
Wildfires and Public Health One hundred eleven houses in Montecito, 113 in Yorba Linda, and in Sylmar, 501 mobile homes – it's Los Angeles County's worst loss of its kind since the Bel-Air fire of 1961. Roughly 1000 homes and other structures were destroyed in the past four days from Santa Barbara to Orange County. You can see, smell and even taste the smoke and ashes in much of Southern California. We get an update from Amanda Covarrubias, Assignment Editor on the City Desk at the Los Angeles Times .
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.
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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.