FROM Mark Stopher
The Struggle for Life as a Lone Wolf OR-7 is the official designation of the first wolf in the wilds of California in almost 90 years. He crossed over from Oregon a month ago, apparently in search of a mate, but the going has not been easy. An electronic tracking collar has followed him for 1000 miles, but recently he's been staying in the same place, somewhere in Lassen County northeast of Sacramento. We hear more about the reintroduction of an endangered species with the power to help restore its ecosystem, and about the magic of seeing a wolf in the wild.
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?
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.
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.