FROM Stanley Holmes
Is Boeing's Dreamliner as Environmentally Friendly as Promised? When Boeing rolled out its 787 Dreamliner this weekend, it staged a global event of its own, linking partner-sites in Japan and Italy as well as Everett, Washington. The 787 is a major investment in plastic--to increase size, while lowering weight and requiring less fuel--at a time when the airline industry is both expanding and taking heat for its impact on the environment. Stanley Holmes, Seattle correspondent for Business Week magazine, has more on the fastest-selling commercial airplane in history, even though it won't make its first flight until September.
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.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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.