Reckoning: Opioid Rulings, Epstein, and Rescuing Rhinos
Johnson & Johnson was hit with a $572 million penalty for its role in fueling the opioid crisis in Oklahoma. The drug company says it will appeal. We’ll discuss how the judgment was reached, and how it could affect similar cases throughout the country. Then: Jeffrey Epstein’s victims were given a day in court in Manhattan, as prosecutors asked the judge to formally drop the charges against him following his suicide. Also on the show: women’s rights advocates scored a victory in Bangladesh, and scientists make a last ditch effort to save the northern white rhino from extinction.
Tiebreak: G7 Conclusion, GOP Challengers, and Althea Gibson
Incoming: UK Parliament Suspension, Hurricane Dorian, Greta Thunberg
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“Skimm This” is a weekly news program that breaks down important stories from the past week and adds context and clarity to answer the questions on your mind. Every Friday morning.