FROM Rebecca Lonergan
The LAPD and the Dodger Stadium Beating Case Giants fan Bryan Stow, brutally beaten in the Dodgers Stadium parking lot following an Opening Day game in late March, remains in serious condition in a San Francisco hospital. Giovanni Ramirez, charged soon after the crime, was exonerated in the case last Friday when new suspects were arrested. Eye witnesses had wrongly identified Ramirez. How could this happen and how often are such mistakes made?
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.
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.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.