FROM Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
After 65 Years US Finally Attends Hiroshima Memorial This year, for the first time since 1945, the US ambassador to Japan attended the annual commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Should President Obama make a visit? Should the US apologize? What are the effects of nuclear radiation? We hear from Dr. James Yamazaki, the lead physician of the US Atomic Bomb Medical Team which surveyed the effects of the bomb on Nagazaki, and from Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Professor of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.