Life in the Theater and the Theater of War

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On today’s show: Bing West, an Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan Administration who’s traveled extensively in Afghanistan, gives his thoughts on how we can get out of there. The one and only Angela Lansbury stops by to talk about her amazing career and her salute to playwright Terrence McNally. Our latest Backstory segment is about the Saudi Royal Family and how they’ve repressed the nascent protest movement in Saudi Arabia. And on Underreported, we find out how the Indian Point nuclear power plant is creating environmental problems in the Hudson River.