FROM Trevor Schmidt
Crackdown on Drug Use in E-Game Tournaments It's not a sport until you have to test for performance enhancing drugs. Anti-doping policy comes to competitive video gaming. Cycling has Lance Armstrong, baseball ARod. Now the sport many of you likely have never seen has its own poster child for doping; his name is Kory Friesen and the sport is competitive video gaming. Electronic sports has a performance-enhancing drug problem, and now they have an antidoping program to go with it. Championship series 'League of Legends' play-off in Turkey, 2013 Photo: Mamadou278
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.
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?
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.