The Ends of the Earth

4 segments
  • Snitching  32 min
  • FDR's Shadow  17 min
  • Antarctica  15 min
On today’s show, we’ll examine the legal and social consequences of the increased reliance on “snitching” –and whether offering deals to criminal offenders in exchange for information is a good idea. Then, we’ll learn about Louis Howe, FDR’s closest advisor, who helped orchestrate Roosevelt’s return to politics after he lost an election and was paralyzed by polio. Photographer Michael Poliza discusses his collection of pictures of polar regions. Plus, Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson talks about his efforts to establish girls' schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.