Going to Extremes

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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait have all recalled their ambassadors from Syria, but the Assad government continues its brutal crackdown on protestors. Hear an analysis of the latest news out of Syria with Borzou Daragahi of the LA Times. Plus: Frank Murtha, managing partner of MarketPsych, on the psychology of our reaction to big changes in the financial markets; Glenn E. Martin of The David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy reports on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s review of the use of criminal background checks in hiring decisions; Beloit College professors Tom McBride and Ron Lief on their book about the cultural and technological milestones that shape our mindsets; and linguist and political commentator John McWhorter talks about his new book What Language Is.