FROM Tod Mesirow
Trump & the auto industry The auto industry is a $2.3 trillion global business, and close to 3.5% of the total U.S. economy . What will it look like in the coming Trump Era? Tod Mesirow joins Steve Chiotakis to look into it.
A Massive Airbag Recall... Is Your Car at Risk? A recall of millions of automobiles in the United States could get much bigger. So far 30 million cars and trucks have already been identified as having faulty, potentially deadly airbags. And federal officials say the maker of those bags, Takata, may have to recall tens of millions more.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
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.