FROM Michelle Rhee
Michelle Rhee and Her 'Teacher Town Hall' Michelle Rhee -- one of the nation's most controversial figures when it comes to education reform -- is in Los Angeles tonight. There's still dispute about her record as chancellor of public schools in Washington, DC, where she closed 23 schools, fired 36 principals and 241 teachers, negotiating pay raises only after teachers agreed to limit seniority protections and tenure. She stopped by the studios of KCRW this afternoon before heading for a Teacher Town Hall at the LA Central Library, one of three such events around the country planned by her group, Students First .
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.