A Tangled Web

We’ll look at efforts to smuggle digital technologies like cell phones into North Korea to establish communication with the outside world. David Monagan discusses his experiences as an American in Ireland over the last decade, and what the future might hold now that the Irish economic bubble has burst. Mystery novelist Ian Rankin talks about ending his long-running series featuring detective John Rebus, and his new novel, The Complaints. Plus, our latest Underreported segment looks at the political and humanitarian crisis in Cote D’Ivoire and Backstory discovers the rise of secret facilities within federal prisons that house people with alleged ties to terrorism.