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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.
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.
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.