FROM Rick Pluta
First Criminal Charges Announced for Flint Water Crisis Michigan's Attorney General announced criminal charges today against city and state officials for their alleged role in the lead contamination of Flint Michigan's water. The charges include misconduct, neglect of duty and tampering with evidence. Attorney General Bill Schuette emphasized, "They had a duty to protect the health of families and citizens... They failed in their responsibilities to protect the safety of families of Flint. They failed Michigan. I don't care where you live." Rick Pluta, State Capitol bureau chief for Michigan Public Radio , joins us from the press conference where charges were just announced.
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.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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.