FROM Sharda Ugra
India, the Next Great Basketball Superpower? When Yao Ming was signed by the Houston Rockets, professional basketball picked up millions of cable viewers in China. Now the Sacramento Kings have signed a 7-foot, 5-inch player of Indian descent, with high hopes of appealing to a massive audience in that country. Simran Bhullar grew up in Canada, where his parents immigrated from India. He’s 7-feet, 5-inches tall, and he played well for New Mexico State University. Now he’s been signed by the Sacramento Kings, whose owner has his eye on 600 million cable viewers on the sub-continent. Sharda Ugra joins us from New Delhi, where she is senior editor of ESPN’s CricInfo.com, which covers the sport of Cricket.
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.
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.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
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.