FROM Kenneth Orduna
Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Dies Sunday Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald served a district including Compton, Carson, much of Long Beach and parts of Los Angeles until she died of cancer on Sunday. In 1991, she became the first African American elected to the Carson City Council, and she served in the Assembly before going to Congress in 1996. Governor Schwarzenegger has the next two weeks to set a special election . Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally is one of those who predict a "major scramble" to replace her.
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.
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.
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.
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?