FROM Bhupinder Kaur
Another Minority under Attack The man who gunned down six worshipers at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Wisconsin was killed by police. The civil rights group Southern Poverty Law Center describes him as "a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band." Meantime, the search is on for a " person of interest " who may have videotaped the incident. Since September 11, Sikhs have been the targets of discrimination in the United States, partly, they believe, because they're mistaken for Muslims.
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.