FROM Scott Ostler
College Football Playoff It won’t be long before the College Football Playoff Committee will decide who plays in the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl, on the way to establishing this year’s national champion. Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle says the idea is great but that the concept is flawed.
Bonds Breaks Aaron's Record Last night, Barry Bonds did it before hometown fans, breaking Hank Aaron 's long-standing record of 755 career home runs. Today's San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants' slugger achieved his record despite distractions and pressures. His personal trainer sits in prison for refusing to testify against him, Major League Baseball has a legal team investigating suspected steroid use, and a federal grand jury has targeted Bonds in a perjury probe. Chronicle sports columnist Scott Ostler has more on the record holder and his troubles.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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.
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.
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.