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Boston Aftermath; International Justice; Nature Conservancy

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Monday, April 22, 2013

After the arrest of a suspect in the Boston bombing, there are a host of questions about the investigation, national security, and the legal case against him. Anna Palmer of POLITICO discusses. Then, Louise Arbour of the International Crisis Group talks about her work and recent news on international justice. Plus: Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, talks about why the profit motive should drive conservation; the rise and potential of citizen science with stories from you on your contributions; and what video games teach us about winning and losing.

Marathon Bombing Aftermath from Boston to DC

After the late-night arrest of Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a host of legal and political questions has emerged. Anna Palmer, Senior Washington Correspondent for POLITICO, discusses how DC is reacting: from debate over whether to treat him as an "enemy combatant" to what the incident may mean for immigration legislation. And the Boston Globe's Mark Arsenault discusses the latest in the investigation.

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Louise Arbour on International Justice

Louise Arbour, president and chief executive officer of the International Crisis Group, discusses her work heading up the International Crisis Group and recent news in international justice.

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Earth Day: Making the Business Case for Conservation

Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and co-author of Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature (Basic Books, 2013), says  the profit motive should be all the incentive needed for conserving natural resources.

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The Legal Questions Around the Boston Bombing

With the arrest of a suspect in the Boston bombing, there are now a host of legal questions emerging. Should he have been immediately read his Miranda rights? Should he be labelled an "enemy combatant"? What kind of trial will Dzhokhar Tsarnaev get? Legal journalist Andrew Cohen, contributor to The Atlantic, legal analyst for 60 Minutes, and fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, provides context.

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Nature and the Citizen Scientist

Akiko Busch, writer, essayist and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, reflects on her experiences as a citizen observing and documenting the Hudson Valley in her new book, The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science (Yale University Press). She also explores the role modern amateur naturalists play in the preservation of place.

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Playing to Fail

Jesper Juul, visiting assistant professor at New York University Game Center, blogger, and author of The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of Playing Video Games (The MIT Press, 2013), argues that the value of video games isn't in winning, but in learning how to lose. 

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