Chemical Weapons

To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Man Who Invented Chemical Weapons

Sunday, May 03, 2015

One hundred years ago, Fritz Haber invented the first chemical weapon and convinced the German army to use it. His wife Clara, also a chemist, fiercely opposed her husband's project. When she couldn't stop it, she committed suicide. Judith Claire Mitchell tells the story in her tragic and yet funny novel "A Reunion of Ghosts."



Listener Calls

Friday, April 17, 2015

With the American History Guys


The Washington Report

Obamacare Website Improves & Syrian Chemical Weapons Cleanup Offshore

Monday, December 02, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about the new challenges facing President Barack Obama's healthcare website, the long-running dispute between China and Japan, and how the U.S. plans to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Is a Syria Strike Illegal?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Oona A. Hathaway, professor of international law at Yale Law School, discusses a potential strike on Syria in the context of international and domestic law.

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The Takeaway

Congressman Rick Nolan Speaks Out Against a Syria Strike

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

President Obama is seeking approval from Congress to launch a military strike against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. But not everyone in Congress is on board, and at least one member has proven to be incredibly vocal in his opposition to President Obama’s plan. That Congressman is democrat Rick Nolan of Minnesota’s 8th District.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest: The Presidential Running Weight Edition

Saturday, May 11, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz – in a special live taping hosted by WBUR and the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts – discuss the malleability of the “red line” President Obama defined for an intervention in Syria, and a possible ratcheting up of the surveillance state after the Boston Marathon bombings. They also debate whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's lap-band surgery is purely about improving his health, as he says, or whether presidential politics also played a role.

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