FROM Jocelyn Kaiser
Can Young Blood Curb the Effects of Ageing? There's a familiar cliché — dreaded by the veterans of any occupation -- that "it's time for new blood." Now it turns out there may be something to it. The blood of young mice injected into the streams of old mice seems to reverse some effects of ageing. We hear about the latest research and what it might mean for humans from Jocelyn Kaiser, staff writer for Science Magazine, and Ronald Kohanski, Deputy Director of the Division of Ageing Biology at the National Institute on Ageing, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
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.
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.
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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.