FROM Owen Bowcott
Paisley and Adams Strike Historic Deal in Northern Ireland In Belfast, Northern Ireland today, a joint news conference many thought never would happen. They did not shake hands--but Ian Paisley of the Protestant Democratic Unionist Party and Gerry Adams of Catholic Sinn Féin appeared together to announce renewed negotiations on sharing power. They both expressed hope that they could lay the foundation for a lasting peace. Owen Bowcott is Ireland Correspondent for the Guardian .
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.
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.