FROM Terry Rodgers
Big Crowd Turns Out for Hearing on San Onofre Toll Road In February, the state Coastal Commission denied permission for extending Route 241 from Orange County into San Diego County, through a nature reserve and across San Onofre State Beach. The Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency appealed to the US Commerce Department, and today yet another hearing was held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, where 657 people signed up to speak.
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.
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.
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.