FROM Erika Engelhaupt
Animals Are Masters of Chernobyl's Poisoned Land Photo: Gerd Ludwig, National Geographic Creative In a place where nobody thought it could happen, wildlife appears to be abundant. Wolves howl near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant — 30 years after it exploded and melted down in history's worst accident of its kind. One hundred thousand people were evacuated, never to return. Construction of the new sarcophagus in Chernobyl, 2013 Photo: Kuba Danecki A massive containment dome is still under construction — designed to be mobile, so workers would not be exposed to more deadly radiation than absolutely necessary. So how can wildlife be thriving despite massive contamination? Erika Engelhaupt is editor at the National Geographic .
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.
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.
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?