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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Former CIA division chief Tyler Drumheller argues that during the lead-up to the war in Iraq, the Bush administration ignored intelligence that didn’t support the invasion. Then, a scientist explains how smell works on a molecular level. And we take an in-depth look at Daniel Ortega, the recently re-elected President of Nicaragua. Plus, Ric Ocasek of The Cars talks about a new DVD of the band’s live performances.

Intelligence Ignored?

Former CIA division chief Tyler Drumheller says there was a policy failure, not an intelligence failure, in the lead-up to the war in Iraq. In On the Brink, he argues that the Bush administration ignored intelligence that didn’t support invading Iraq.

On the Brink is available for purchase at

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The Science of Smell

In The Secret of Scent, Luca Turin explains how smell works on a molecular level.

The Secret of Scent is available for purchase at amazon.com

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Backstory: Daniel Ortega

On today’s Backstory, Richard Lapper, the Latin America editor for the Financial Times, discusses Daniel Ortega’s political comeback. He explains how the newly re-elected President of Nicaragua resuscitated his political career, talks about why he won, and looks at how the US and other foreign countries are reacting.

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Ric Ocasek on The Cars Unlocked

Ric Ocasek, front man of The Cars, tells us about a new DVD featuring never-before-seen live performances from the band’s US tours: The Cars Unlocked.

The Cars Unlocked is available for purchase at amazon.com

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