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It's a Brian Lehrer Show experiment called "Fast, Deep, and Out of Control." One hour of quick-hit segments; one hour deep dive; and one "out of control" call-in. Wendy Davis’ filibuster shone a spotlight on a legislative battle over abortion access in Texas. We’ll look at the wider landscape of abortion rights in the U.S. Then, the root of extradition agreements and how they work; and why the National Institutes of Health have announced they’re moving away from research on our close relatives, chimpanzees. Plus: a special deep dive on affirmative action – including the history of the policy, goals, and how to know when it’s working.
Monday, August 13, 2012
In two excerpts from speeches given in 1946 and 1947 by Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, one can see the tightrope he walked in the years immediately following World War II as the Cold War loomed.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba today after a three-day visit to Mexico. It’s his first time visiting both countries. During his visit to the island nation, the Pope says he hopes to build on the dialogue and cooperation ushered in by his predecessor, John Paul II — whose visit in 1998 was considered groundbreaking. How do locals feel about the current Pope’s visit? And what, exactly, is the Pope’s desired outcome of the visit? Sarah Rainsford, Havana correspondent for our partner the BBC, joins us from Cuba.
Friday, September 24, 2010
One of the worst diplomatic disputes in years between the two most influential Asian nations is coming to an end. Japan is releasing the captain of a Chinese fishing boat captain who was detained after his ship collided with Japanese coastguards earlier this month. The Japanese said the collision was "deliberate, but not pre-meditated." Roland Burke, of our partner, the BBC, reports from Tokyo.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Russia is attempting to stake out both literal and diplomatic territory over the division of natural resources in the Arctic region.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The United States claims that China is deliberately keeping its currency between 25 and 40 percent undervalue, giving its manufactures an unfair advantage against imports and making Chinese exports even cheaper. As Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies before Congress at hearings designed to force China to revalue its currency, the BBC's Mark Gregory gives us the latest from London.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers arrested last year when they crossed the Iraqi border into Iran, has been released from prison this morning. The hikers were accused of spying by Iran. For the latest on this story, we're joined by BBC Persian correspondent Bahman Kalbasi. We also speak to Thomas Erdbrink of the Washington Post. He just spoke with Shourd's Iranian attorney.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
President Obama met with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, today for talks that ran the gamut from climate change to Taiwan to global security. Residents of China watched Obama's visit carefully, as did many Chinese-Americans. Shirong Chen is the BBC's China editor; he joins us from London. We're also joined by members of different generations of Chinese-Americans for their take on how Obama did. David Zhang is an associate professor of pathology and oncological sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Jenny Jiang is a junior, studying marketing at the University of Pennsylvania.