FROM Kristen Mulvihill
Two Perspectives on a Reporter's Kidnapping Two months after his marriage to artist-photographer Kristen Mulvihill, New York Times correspondent David Rohde was abducted by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Since kidnapping isn't an ordeal for the victim alone, his seven months in captivity changed both their lives. They've co-written a book about their experiences, A Rope and a Prayer : A Kidnapping from Two Sides.
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.