FROM Josh Loeb
Small Businesses Do the Math on Higher Wages Mayor Eric Garcetti has met with business groups to push his proposal for raising the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles. He’s met with some of the mayors of the 87 other cities in Los Angeles County. And he’s met with the editorial board of the LA Times, including Kerry Cavanaugh, who composed the paper’s official opinion.
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.
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.
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.