For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
Sixty distinguished scientists last month criticized the Bush administration for how it uses scientific information in making policy, how it handles the selection of scientists for federal advisory panels, and other scientific issues. The current and former director of the federal Office of Science and Technology Policy join Diane to talk about this statement and the questions it raises.
- Dr. Neal Lane former Presidential Science advisor and former director of the National Science Foundation
- Dr. John Marburger Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
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