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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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Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

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We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

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