FROM Charles Henry
The Re-emergence of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jeremiah Wright breaks his silence tonight on his controversial comments about race in America, in a PBS interview with Bill Moyers. Barack Obama 's former pastor says that his comments about race were taken out of context. This weekend, in Detroit, he'll be speaking to the NAACP . Why is Wright speaking up now? With Obama facing questions about his electability, what impact will Wright's comments have on the senator's campaign? Charles Henry, professor of African American Studies at the University of California-Berkeley, is author of Long Overdue : The Politics of Racial Reparations.
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.
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.