August 20 - Firing Up the Financial Regulators; Egypt's Avoidable Massacre; Area 51 Exposed

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Part 1

We begin with Obama’s renewed focus on Wall Street reform following a White House meeting on Monday with the nation’s top financial regulators. Dennis Kelleher, the president and Chief Executive Officer of Better Markets Inc, a nonprofit organization that promotes the public interest in U.S. and global financial markets, joins us to discuss why regulators have missed 60% of the rule-making deadlines, as the Dodd-Frank bill, which has been under relentless attack from Wall Street, tries to implement rules to prevent another crash. dennis keleher


Part 2

Then we examine how the massacre in Egypt could have been avoided and why it was not with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Rohde, a columnist for Reuters who was kidnapped and held captive by the Taliban which he wrote about in a memoir “A Rope and a Prayer”. He joins us to discuss his latest article at Reuters “A Feckless Response to Egypt’s Avoidable Massacre” and the growing alienation amongst the young, who are a majority in the Middle East, towards the United States which he argues is more hated and less secure across the region.

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Part 3

Then finally, we speak with Dr. Jeffrey Richelson, a Senior Fellow at the National Security Archive, who obtained a 322-page declassified history of the CIA’s super-secret Area 51 under the Freedom of Information Act. We discuss what has been revealed about decades of secret activity at a site many believe houses the remains of aliens and an extra-terrestrial spacecraft, and how the CIA’s turf battles with the Air Force over control of spy platforms has led to the cancellation of successful programs.