Up in the Air

On today’s show: we’ll examine the state of the airline industry and find out whether the so-called “friendly skies” are really that friendly—or safe. Gene Kelly’s widow, film historian Patricia Ward Kelly, discusses the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s salute to her husband! Two stars of the Mint Theater’s revival of Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles’ sharp-tongued comedy “Love Goes to Press” talk about the production with the Mint Theater’s artistic director, Jonathan Bank. On Backstory we’ll get an update on the volatile political situation in Egypt from journalist Ashraf Khalil. And we’ll find out how HSBC became the bank of choice for Mexican drug traffickers—and why both the bank and regulators were slow to catch on.