Conflict

Iraq

July 2, 2002

A panel talks about the national security threat Iraq may pose to the U.S. and what should be done about it.

Ann Patchett: "Bel Canto" (Harper Perennial)

June 28, 2002

Novelist Ann Patchett discusses her popular novel, which was inspired in part by the 1996 hostage crisis at the Japanese ambassadorial residence in Lima, Peru. Now available in paperback, this work recently won the Penn/Faulkner Award.

Jane Kramer: "Lone Patriot" (Pantheon)

June 13, 2002

New Yorker correspondent Jane Kramer explores the American militia movement in her new book, which offers a portrait of the man who founded the Washington State Militia.

Strike First Policy

June 11, 2002

A panel reviews the latest in the war on terrorism, from the "dirty bomb" arrest to the Bush administration's "strike first" policy, and talks about how the U.S. is adapting and responding to ever-shifting threats.

Middle East Views

June 6, 2002

Palestinian Legislative Council member Hanan Ashrawi and Washington's Israeli embassy spokesman Mark Ragev talk with guest host Susan Page about the latest attacks and efforts toward peace in the Middle East.

Kashmir

June 3, 2002

The latest developments on the growing tensions between India and Pakistan, as US Defense Secretary Rumsfeld prepares to visit the region in an attempt to prevent an outbreak of war.

India and Pakistan

May 28, 2002

A conversation about why India and Pakistan are once again on the verge of war, and how the U.S. and other nations are trying to defuse the situation.

Gail Buckley: "American Patriots" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

May 27, 2002

Years ago, writer Gail Buckley came across a photograph of an uncle who had served in an all-black regiment in World War I. She set out to learn more about the role African-Americans have played throughout our nation’s military...

Diana Preston: "Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy" (Walker)

May 15, 2002

In 1915, the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine, an attack that claimed 1,200 lives. In her new book, historian Diana Preston delves into the human and political costs of the assault, including America's entry...

Cuba

May 15, 2002

Former President Jimmy Carter this week became the first U.S. leader to visit Cuba since Fidel Castro came to power. Diane and her guests discuss Carter's historic trip and the status of U.S.-Cuba relations.

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