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Monday, May 14, 2007

In the first half of today’s show, three leading thinkers wrestle with two of the biggest issues facing the planet—nuclear weapons and global warming. Later on, Peter Gallagher looks back on his distinguished acting career. And a new Frontline documentary asks how pre-emptive searches for potential terrorists affect innocent Americans.

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Peter Gallagher

Are US Policies Accelerating Nuclear Proliferation?

The current issue of Foreign Policy asks 21 top thinkers to write about one way to save the world. Lt. Gen. William Odom, former National Security Agency director, tackles nuclear proliferation--arguing that US policies are making things worse--in his article "The Nuclear Option."

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450 Ways to Stop Global Warming

Bill McKibben, who wrote the first major book on climate change (The End of Nature, 1989), contributed "450 Ways to Stop Global Warming" to Foreign Policy’s "21 Ways to Save the World."

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The Atomic Bazaar

William Langewiesche investigates the threat of nuclear weapons spreading to unstable nations in The Atomic Bazaar.

The Atomic Bazaar is available for purchase at amazon.com

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Peter Gallagher at Feinstein's

Peter Gallagher reflects on his critically-acclaimed roles—in films like “The Player” and “American Beauty,” on Fox’s “The OC”, and in Broadway productions such as Guys and Dolls and Long Days Journey Into Night. And he tells us about his current foray into the world of cabaret, at Feinstein's ...

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Spying on the Home Front

In the new Frontline documentary "Spying on the Home Front," correspondent Hedrick Smith investigates the impact that pre-emptive searches for terrorist suspects have on innocent Americans.

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