FROM Bernadette Duran-Brown
Is "Revitalization" Redevelopment by Another Name? In 2011, Governor Brown and the legislature dissolved more than 400 California Redevelopment Agencies. They had done some good things, but had developed a bad reputation for allegedly mis-using the power of eminent domain. Now the Governor has signed a bill, with support from both parties, creating new agencies , which also will have the power of eminent domain. They’re to be called Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities.
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.
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.