FROM Rachel Bronson
Saudi Succession Plan Unfolds King Abdullah, he 90-year old King of Saudi Arabia, died yesterday, and he'll be replaced by his 79-year old brother, King Salman. In a region of increased tension, how will the country move to the next generation? Rachel Bronson is a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the author of Thicker than Oil : America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia,
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.
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.