All eyes are on Russia and its hold on the Crimea. Angela E. Stent discusses U.S.-Russian relations since the Soviet collapse and on the challenges ahead. She served as an adviser on Russia under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, argues that the same contentious issues—terrorism, missile defense, Iran, nuclear proliferation, Afghanistan, the former Soviet space, the greater Middle East—have been in every president's inbox, Democrat and Republican alike, since the collapse of the USSR. In The Limits of Partnerships: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-first Century she explores Russia's relationship with the Ukrains, and the future of U.S.-Russian relations.
Also on Today's Show: Each year, Americans generate more than 10 million tons of electronic waste and three quarters of these discarded gadgets go straight to the trash...Last week, eight Democrats joined a large group of Republicans in voting against confirmation for Debo Adegbile, a former NAACP lawyer who was being tapped to head up the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Unit...Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's New Tech City, decodes the latest, most ridiculous lingo being tossed around at the SXSW interactive conference this week.
For the last five years, environmentalists and energy companies have lobbied, protested and fought over the Keystone XL Pipeline. Whether or not the Alberta-to-Nebraska leg of the pipeline is approved, the Canadian oil sands are already up and pumping. Journalist Tony Horwitz traveled the length of the proposed pipeline, and he says that North America could become the Saudi Arabia of the Western Hemisphere.
The search for the new city parks commissioner is ongoing. New York Magazine’s Chris Smith explains why it’s complicated. Then: New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli talks about this year's Wall Street bonuses and a new report that shows New Yorkers spend too much on housing. Plus: author and Bloomberg News reporter Bob Ivry on his new book, The Seven Sins of Wall Street; an investigation into irregularities at Mount Sinai Hospital; and a check-in on the city’s pilot program for composting as it prepares to expand this spring.
Keystone XL: The 1,179 Mile Journey from Alberta to Nebraska | Rethinking E-Waste Recycling | Is Bossy the New "B" Word? Should it be Banned? | The Dangers of the Debo Adegbile Vote | For the First Time Ever, Snowboarding Hits the Slopes at the Paralympics | Decoding the Tech Jargon at SXSW | Living Longer: Life Expectancy and the Future of Health Policy
Director Rachel Boynton talks about her documentary “Big Men,” which follows what happens when a Texas oil exploration firm makes an enormous discovery off the coast of Ghana. Called the Jubilee Field, the deposit discovered off of Ghana had the potential to return a staggering $2.2 billion to investors. “Big Men” opens March 14 at the IFC Center.
Bridget Ann Kelly, the former Christie aide made famous for her “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” email, looked distraught as she watched her attorney argue she should not have to turn over documents.
Department of Correction appointee Joseph Ponte comes to the city from Maine where he built a reputation as a reformer.
The economic climate of today's Russia is nothing like the Soviet Union's was two decades ago — and that could be the crucial factor that prevents the current conflict over Crimea from escalating.
It's the mystery that has captured the world's attention for the last four days: The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 a Boeing 777 carrying 239 people on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. How does a plane simply vanish? Barbara Peterson, senior aviation correspondent and a contributor to Condé Nast Traveler, weighs in.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, chair the Senate Intelligence Committee, has launched a scathing attack about the behavior of the very agency she has spent years defending: The CIA. Senator Feinstein says the CIA has been spying on Congress. Other than what this means for the separation of powers, she says the agency has been involved in a catalog of cover-ups, intimidation and smears. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, has been on the ground in D.C. following these developments.