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Friday, March 11, 2011

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) attends a news conference promoting the' 9/11 Health and Compensation Act' on September 8, 2010 in New York City. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) (Spencer Platt/Getty)

New York Times columnist David Brooks discusses his new book The Social Animal about why we do what we do. Plus: Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for Newsweek, discusses different approaches to multiculturalism and free speech in light of recent events in France and the U.S.; a breakdown of the implications of Rep. King’s hearings on homegrown terrorism; and Fortune Magazine goes undercover.

Tsunami Warnings

Gregory C. Beroza, professor & associate chair for Graduate Studies at the Earthquake Seismology Group at Stanford University, provides continuing coverage of the tsunamis generated by the earthquake off the coast of Japan.

Japan Earthquake and Tsunamis: Links, Videos, Resources

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Hearings on Muslim Radicalization

Faiza Patel discusses her new report, "Rethinking Radicalization", on how law enforcement officials try to deter "homegrown" terrorism in the United States. Ahmed Nasser, detective and Muslim community affairs representative for the NYPD, weighs in on radicalization and on yesterday's hearings in Washington D.C. on radicalization within the Muslim American community. And Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter who covered the hearings, describes what happened in Washington yesterday.

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The Social Animal

David Brooks, columnist at the New York Times, will talk about his new book, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

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John Galliano, Westboro Baptist Church and Multiculturalism

Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for Newsweek Magazine, discusses the different approaches by the U.S. and French governments to free speech and multiculturalism in the context of recent events.

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Earthquake in Japan

Gregory C. Beroza of the Earthquake Seismology Group at Stanford University; Dr. Sean Duffy, an assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers–Camden with ties to Japan; and callers update the situation in Japan after this morning's massive earthquake.

Japan Earthquake and Tsunamis: Links, Videos, Resources

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Undercover Employee

Contributing editor David A Kaplan talks about his recent article where he chronicles a day on the job at three of Fortune Magazine's Best Companies.

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