Friday, February 26, 2010
Another car bomb has gone off today in Kabul, Afghanistan. Insurgents targeted an area of residential hotels rented by Indian embassy workers in the heart of the nation's capital. At least 17 people are reported dead.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
- KING TUT: For years it was thought that King Tut had died from foul play, but new research reveals that he most likely was killed by a severe bout of malaria combined with a degenerative bone condition. He even used crutches! Egypt's top archaeologist and Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass solved the mystery behind King Tut's death and discovered clues in the young pharoah's DNA that give us new insight into his ancestry.
- AIRPORT SECURITY: In a few weeks, airport screeners will begin walking through terminals taking chemical swabs from randomly selected passengers and their luggage to check for explosives like those used in the attempted Christmas Day bombing. Joining us is Col. Randall Larsen, the founding director of the Institute for Homeland Security at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Monday, February 01, 2010
- TRIAL TAKEOUT: The civilian trial of 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad was supposed to be held in lower Manhattan, in the shadow of the Twin Towers. WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly tells us why the trial is moving and where it might go.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps this weekend's Australian Open final matches, and the NFL's Pro Bowl.
- LISTENER TAKEOUT: Listeners continue to weigh in on the stir caused by Chris Matthews's comment that he "forgot" President Obama was black on the night of the State of the Union address.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The last few weeks have been busy for U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. Besides dealing with international and domestic security concerns following the foiled bomb plot on Christmas Day, Napolitano is also addressing the devastation in Haiti and how to best help those who made need to seek refuge in the United States.
Friday, January 08, 2010
According to an unclassified intelligence report released by the White House on Thursday, several security agencies failed to act on available information that could have prevented the Christmas Day bomber from boarding the plane. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich and Emile Nakhleh, former senior intelligence officer and director of the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program at the CIA, discuss what went wrong and the recommendations for improvements announced by the administration.
Read the White House Unclassified Review at The New York Times