FROM Mike Weatherford
Stardust Is Now Just Dust and Memories In 1958, the Stardust opened in Las Vegas, becoming the world's largest resort hotel with 1,032 rooms. But the first mass-market casino is a thing of the past. Today, the Stardust was imploded by the Boyd Gaming Corporation to make way for the Echelon , which will cost $4.4 billion and have 5000 rooms. Mike Weatherford, entertainment reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal , is editor of The Stardust of Yesterday : Reflections on a Las Vegas Legend.
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.
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.