FROM Neidi Dominguez
Dreamers' Protests Put Pressure on Obama, Congress Nine young people — raised but not born in the United States — are being held in detention in Arizona. Frustrated by the failure of the so-called "DREAM Act" to grant them citizenship and unsatisfied by President Obama's offer of deferred deportation, they crossed into Mexico and then asked for the right to return on humanitarian grounds. Lizbeth Mateo, who was 10 when she was brought to the US, is a graduate of Cal State Northridge who's already told Santa Clara Law School she may not make classes on time. Before crossing the border, she made a video statement .
What's Next for 'Car-washeros' Trying to Unionize? Bonus Car Wash, on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica, is the first company of its kind in the country to become a union shop. It has to pay workers starting when they were told to show up at work, instead of making them wait until customers start arriving. Their breaks will be 10 minutes longer and they'll have water to drink. They also got a two percent raise. Is this the start of something big? Neidi Dominguez is lead organizer with CLEAN, the Community Labor Environmental Action Network .
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.
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.