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Eamon Javers: "Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy"

February 8, 2010

A journalist describes his investigation of the secret world of corporate espionage, including a program allowing active C.I.A. officers to moonlight as spies for international businesses.

Garry Wills: "Bomb Power" (Rebroadcast)

February 7, 2010

How the creation of the atomic bomb led to greater power for the president. Pulitzer-prize-winning author and historian Garry Wills explains why secrecy surrounding the Manhattan Project resulted in unprecedented powers for modern U.S...

Garry Wills: "Bomb Power"

February 4, 2010

How the creation of the atomic bomb led to greater power for the president. Pulitzer-prize-winning author and historian Garry Wills explains why secrecy surrounding the Manhattan Project resulted in unprecedented powers for modern U.S...

Implications of a Global Black Market for Botox

January 27, 2010

One of the world's deadliest poisons is the key ingredient in the popular anti-aging drug, Botox. The emerging global black market for Botox and growing concerns the toxin in the drug could be used in a bioterrorism attack.

Shankar Vedantam: The Hidden Brain

January 26, 2010

The power of our hidden brains: How our unconscious minds elect presidents, control markets, wage wars, and routinely, but imperceptibly, influence our daily lives.

The Supreme Court's Campaign Finance Decision

January 25, 2010

The Supreme Court ushers in a new age of corporate contributions to political campaigns. Analysis of the decision: its impact on both parties and this fall's congressional elections.

Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie: "Slow Death by Rubber Duck" (Rebroadcast)

January 24, 2010

The FDA issues a warning about a chemical often found in baby bottles and food containers. Two Canadian environmentalists describe what their own experiments reveal about BPA and other chemicals used in everyday foods and products.

Joseph Stiglitz: "Freefall"

January 21, 2010

After two years of freefall, America's economy may be stabilizing. Nobel-prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz on how fixing our financial system can move us closer to a more equitable society.

Targeted Assassinations in the War Against Al Qaeda

January 21, 2010

The Obama administration has accelerated the use of drones for targeted assassinations in the war against Al Qaeda. Moral and legal issues surrounding the use of lethal covert action.

Environmental Outlook: Chemicals in Everyday Foods and Products

January 20, 2010

The FDA issues a warning about a chemical often found in baby bottles and food containers. Two Canadian environmentalists describe what their own experiments reveal about BPA and other chemicals used in everyday foods and products.

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