Mar 15 - Japan's Nuclear Plants; Bahrain in Context

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Linda Gunter, founder of Beyond Nuclear, explains the problems with the General Electric-built reactors in Japan. Linda Gunter

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Rasool Nafisi analyzes the situation in Bahrain, particularly with respect to Iran's possible response. Rasool Nafisi

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Journalist and risk consultant Youssef Ibrahim gives a further assessment of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Youssef Ibrahim

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March 14th - Nuclear Crisis in Japan; The Situation in Libya

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Gordon Thompson, executive director of the Institute of Research and Security Studies and a research professor at Clark University's George Perkins Marsh Institute discusses environmental and security impacts of nuclear technologies.

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David Freeman, former head of the TVA and the LADWP talks about the problems with nuclear power.

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Abubaker Saad, former Libyan diplomat and professor of history at Western Connecticut State University assesses the situation in Libya as freedom fighters are getting attacked from the air.

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Mar 13 - Nuclear Crisis in Japan; The Situation in Libya

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David Lochbaum, Director of the Nuclear Safety Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses Japan's nuclear plants. David Lochbaum  

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Dan Hirsch, president of the Committee to Bridge the Gap, talks about the dangers of nuclear power in the wake of the Japanese earthquake. Dan Hirsch  

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Experts on Libya, Dirk Vandewalle and Ali Ahmida, talk with Ian about the current situation in North Africa. Ali AhmidaAli Ahmida Dirk VandewalleDirk Vandewalle

Mar 9 - Eyewitness from Libya; Arab Media; Political Shenanigans

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Akram Ramadan, whose father had been imprisoned by Gaddafi and who just returned to the UK from Libya, gives his analysis of the situation there. Akram Ramadan  

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Marwan Kraidy, professor at the Annenberg School School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, author of Arab Television Industries, and an expert on Arab media and politics, discusses the current role of media in the Arab world. Marwan Kraidy Arab Television Industries

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In the wake of the "David Koch" prank phone call and NPR's run-in with James O'Keefe, Mark Feldstein, author of Poisoning the Press, examines the role of political dirty tricks. Mark Feldstein Poisoning The Press

Mar 8 - On the Ground in Bahrain; Christine Fair on Raymond Davis and Pakistan; Frances Kissling and International Women's Day

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Reem Khalifa, Senior Editor - Diplomatic Affairs for Dar Al Wassat, Bahrain's independent newspaper, talks about the situation there. Reem Khalifa  

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Georgetown University professor C. Christine Fair discusses the situation in Pakistan as Raymond Davis continues to be held in the shootings of two Pakistanis. Read her Foreign Policy article, "Diplomatic Duplicity," here. Christine Fair Cuisines of the Axis of Evil

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Frances Kissling, feminist activist, former president of Catholics for a Free Choice, and bioethicist, talks with Ian on International Women's Day. Frances Kissling