FROM Laurence C. Smith
LA Researcher Has Been Watching Greenland Melt OMG is a familiar acronym for "Oh, My God." Fittingly, it also stands for Oceans Melting Greenland , a project of NASA. The melting of ice on Greenland is a major component of sea-level rise, a major topic for next week's Climate Change Summit in Paris. Laurence Smith won't be there, but his findings will be. He's Chair of Geography at UCLA, author of The World in 2050: : Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future ," and a leading authority on ice melting in Greenland.
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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.