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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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  • An Open Secret: Drone Warfare In Pakistan
    According to the U.S. government, the U.S. military has fired about 270 missiles into Pakistan since 2004, killing thousands of militants. These drone attacks are part of a covert war that has brought the U.S. successes, but not without repercussions, including anti-American sentiment and civilian deaths.
  • Taspinar Discusses Israeli-Turkish Relations
    The fallout continues from last year's bloody confrontation between troops from the Israel Defense Forces and activists aboard a Turkish aid flotilla bound for the Gaza coast. Robert Siegel speaks with Omer Taspinar, a Turkish scholar who is at the National War College and the Brookings institution.
  • Rain Pushes Back U.S. Open Matches
    It's a soggy day nine of the U.S. Open. Michele Norris talks with tennis writer Doug Robson about the winners and losers so far, and who's left standing.
  • Thomas Friedman On 'How America Fell Behind'
    In his new book, the New York Times columnist explores how the U.S. fell from industrial, political and academic glory after the Cold War. "Just when we needed to be lacing up our shoes and running faster, we put our feet up," he says.
  • After Nuclear Mishap, Japan Debates Energy Future
    The Japanese public is demanding that the country move away from nuclear power and toward renewable sources of energy. But it's a tall task for a country with few resources.
  • How To Avoid The Oil Curse
    Resource-rich countries like Libya often end up with broken economies and autocratic rulers. The trick to avoiding the resource curse: Fight basic human nature.
  • Tiny Gems: Irish Stories That Sparkle And Charm
    The sound of the sea, the smell of rain — what makes Ireland such a magical place? Maybe its writers like Claire Keegan who tease the nuance and grace out of everyday interactions. Author Keith Donohue says each of Keegan's stories is a morsel worth savoring.
  • Letters: Fire Department Chaplain; Labor Day Discussion
    Robert Siegel and Michele Norris read listener emails about Monday's program.
  • Zoe Keating: A Symphony Unto Herself
    The cellist uses computer software to record sounds and musical phrases as she plays them.
  • Facing A Full Docket, Congress Returns To D.C.
    Congress returns to Washington, D.C., this week, and, among its chores, it must deal quickly with transportation legislation. Without at least an extension, both the gas tax and highway construction could come to a halt.

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