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Friday, December 4, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The Secret Service takes heat for a state dinner security breach at the White House. We’ll look at who’s protecting the president.

 
Monday, May 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We’ll talk with Washington Post national security columnist David Ignatius about Tehran and Washington and his new spy thriller, “The Increment.”

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has become attacker-in-chief of President Barack Obama. We’ll look at Dick Cheney and his role, motives, and message out of office.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | 10:00 AM

As Pakistan’s president comes to the White House, fears in Washington grow over Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and the Taliban. We’ll look at the loose-nuke threat on the Af-Pak front.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM
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They’re calling it “GhostNet” — a vast cyber-spying network, suspected to be run from China. We talk with the computer sleuths who uncovered it, and ask them how they did it.

 
Monday, March 30, 2009 | 10:00 AM

A new plan for Afghanistan. Pakistan, too. We’ll look at the Obama strategy and what it’s up against.

 
Monday, March 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

The CIA warns that global economic crisis could spell instability for Latin America, from Argentina north. We’ll ask what’s coming.

 
Thursday, January 22, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Barack Obama says the prison for terrorists at Guantanamo Bay must be closed. We’ll ask how.

 
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Admiral William Fallon, head of U.S. Central Command until last year, gives us his read on threats, and opportunities, now in the Middle East and beyond.

 
Thursday, January 8, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Spies, lies and nukes. We’ll look at a new history of nuclear proliferation – and how the bomb really spread.

 
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Sep 30, 2014
St. Louis county police officers advance on protestors trying to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

Police shootings, cop culture, body cameras. And the big debate over how to protect the public and the police.

Sep 30, 2014
In this Jan. 15, 2013, photo, Rosser Pryor, Co-owner and President of Factory Automation Systems, examines a new high-performance industrial robot at the company's Atlanta facility.  (AP)

Nicholas Carr says automation, all over, is turning us into zombies. Out of touch with the world. He’s with us.

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Sep 29, 2014
A 1597 map of Lesbos / Mytilene, Greece by Giacomo Franco. (Flickr / Creative Commons)

How Aristotle invented science. The great ancient Greek, and life on Earth.

 
Sep 29, 2014
In this March 8, 2012 file photo, Peter Thiel speaks in San Francisco. (AP)

Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel; the entrepreneur, investor and the PayPal co-founder’s call for deep invention.

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Our Week In The Web: September 26, 2014
Friday, Sep 26, 2014

All of you love to listen to old broadcasts when we play them, and Taylor Swift loves the Internet.

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NPR’s Chris Arnold On Garnished Wages
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

NPR’s Chris Arnold took part in a remarkable new reporting series tackling the rise of garnished wages as a way to pay off debt. He talked to us today about the series.

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Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

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