FROM Dorothy Kieu Le
Can LA Cyclists Be Counted? Recently, the City of Los Angeles has failed to count bicycles during morning and evening commuting hours as required by the LA Bike Master Plan . But tomorrow, a count is finally scheduled to get under way. Dorothy Le is Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
Cycling in Los Angeles The LAPD says a Brentwood doctor has been involved in two incidents of “road rage” with cyclists on Mandeville Canyon Road. That’s a regular uphill challenge for recreational cyclists who like to coast back down when they’re done. Dr. Christopher Thompson is accused of slamming his car brakes on in front of two cyclists July 4th, causing one to go through his car window while the other crashed to the ground. The police say Thompson was involved in a similar crash in March.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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.