The Hidden Brain and Underground Crime
Thursday, January 28, 2010
On today’s show, Mike Pesca fills in as guest host. Science writer Shankar Vedantam explains how our unconscious minds help us make all kinds of decisions. Then, we’ll trace the evolution of cybercrime and learn why it’s become so popular with Russian and American gangsters. And we’ll look back at the landmark 1977 documentary “Word Is Out.” Plus, our latest Underreported segments look at Mexico’s increasingly violent war on drugs, and how tropical diseases like hookworm are destabilizing some of the world’s poorest countries.