FROM John Timmer
Diablo Canyon and the Future of Fault Line Nuclear Plants Diablo Canyon, on the coast west of San Luis Obispo, is California's last nuclear power station, supplying 10% of the state's electricity. On Sunday, Unit 2 shut down , leaving Unit 1 to operate by itself until the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the PG&E, determines what went wrong. John Timmer is Science Editor for Ars Technica , a website for technology news and information.
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?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.
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.