FROM Denise Grady
Girls Hitting Puberty Earlier than Ever A flood of reports over the past ten years have raised heated debate about whether girls are reaching puberty earlier than they used to. Why is that happening? What are the challenges for girls with a child's mind in a woman's body? What are the functions of obesity, exposure to industrial chemicals and race? Those are just some of the issues being debated by scientists according to a new study reported in the New York Times . Denise Grady wrote the story.
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.
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.
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.