Mar 16 - The Pitfalls of Nuclear Power; Security Strategy and Libya; Oil Prices

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Victor Gilinsky, former member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and current consultant to the Ploughshares Fund, candidly assesses the safety of nuclear power. Victor Gilinsky

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Ambassador David Mack, who has lived and served in Libya, analyzes the strategic options available as Qaddafi's forces appear to be on the verge of re-asserting control. David Mack

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University of Maryland professor Michael Greenberger, former Director
of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading
Commission, explains the rising cost of oil. His answer--NOT international turmoil; NOT Japanese disaster; HINT: Think about the banks that screwed us back in 2008.
Michael Greenberger

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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