FROM Nick Stockton
Theranos Investigations and Silicon Valley Dealmaking The bad news continues to roll in for Theranos, the Silicon Valley-based blood-testing company that was previously valued at $9 billion. Just a few years ago, the company’s wunderkind C.E.O. Elizabeth Holmes was the subject of glowing media profiles. Today, the company she founded is the subject of a criminal probe by the Justice Department, and is also being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations of fraud. Regulators are also considering banning Holmes from owning or running blood-testing labs for two years. How unique is a probe into a company like this? What do the investigations into Theranos say about deal making in Silicon Valley?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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.
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.
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.