DoJ vs. Reporters; Khaled Hosseini; Are You Leaning In?

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder holds a news conference with other officials from the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to announce the results to date of 'Operation Broken Trust.' U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Getty Images)

Details continue to emerge about the way the Justice Department is going after leakers and the reporters they work with. The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza discusses the effect on journalism. Then, best-selling author Khaled Hosseini on his latest novel, And the Mountains Echoed, which traces 's journey through the generations and around the world. Plus, New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald on the obituary of the day.

The DoJ vs. Leakers vs. Reporters

Details continue to emerge about how the Justice Department is investigating leakers and the reporters they collaborate with (including a long report in the Washington Post about Fox's James Rosen). Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker discusses the effect on journalists and the balance between revealing sensitive information and preserving freedom of the press.

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Are You Leaning In?

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg book, Lean In, came out ago and inspired another chapter in a national dialogue on women in the workplace. Katherine Goldstein, innovations editor at Slate, talks about her own lean in circle and takes your calls on whether you've started to see the issue differently. Barbara Kass, a listener and therapist, talks about a book group she formed to read the book. And listener Amy talks about what leaning in means in a male-dominated workplace.

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Is the I.R.S. Vindictive or Overwhelmed?

The Cincinatti field office of the IRS targeted Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny -- but did they do so unfairly, or because they were overwhelmed in their efforts to manage applications for tax exempt status? Susan Page, Washington bureau chief at USA Today and Nicholas Confessore, politics reporter for the New York Times covering lobbying and campaign finance discuss the story and the details about how the IRS manages 501(c)(4) "social welfare" groups.


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Khaled Hosseini: And the Mountains Echoed

Khaled Hosseini a goodwill envoy for UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) and author of the novel The Kite Runner, talks about his new book, And the Mountains Echoed.

→ Reading Tonight: Khaled Hosseini at Barnes & Noble Union Square | Tonight| More Information

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Obituary of the Day: Barbara Brenner

Bill McDonald, New York Times obituaries editor, discusses one life featured on today's obit page. Today: Barbara Brenner, who advocated on behalf of breast cancer victims as head of Breast Cancer Action.

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