FROM Suzanne Malec-McKenna
Chicago Out Front on Adapting to Climate Change Due to the political ambivalence about global warming, city planners in many cities are discreet about "integrating preparedness into traditional planning." But the so-called Second City is "way out in front… in terms of adaptation." That's according to a recent article in the New York Times. Suzanne Malec-McKenna, outgoing commissioner of Chicago's Department of Environment , has more on how the city has adapted with new pavement for alleyways, Southern trees for landscaping and air-conditioning in the public schools.
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.
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.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
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.