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WNYE-FM: Conversations in the Digital Age Podcast: Episodes

<p>Foreign affairs experts are worried that the Russian deal on Syria,</p><p>the Snowden affair, Internet balkanization, and the government</p><p>shutdown have combined to undermine international perceptions</p><p>of US leadership. Council on Foreign Relations Studies Director</p><p>Jim Lindsay tells&#160; ...
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<p><em>Turning the show upside down, Ambassador Bill vanden Heuvel</em></p><p><em>is &#8220;host for the day.&#8221; He&#160; interviews me about my book, </em>The Mother</p><p>Court&#8212;Tales of Cases That Mattered in America&#8217;s Greatest Trial</p><p>Court, drawing <em>&#160;&#8220;the guest&#8221; ...
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<p><em>Obama has finally recognized that the Syrian government has crossed the &#8220;red line&#8221; and is using chemical weapons. Accordingly, he wants to supply the rebels with light arms and anti-tank artillery. But is this enough to withstand the combined forces of Assad, Iran, Russia and Hezbollah?</em></p><p><em>Council ...
<p><em>Speaker Christine Quinn, as well as other Mayoral candidates, have proposed to throttle the NYPD with an Inspector General and a curtailed stop and frisk. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly thinks such policing strategies will make the City less safe. He tells&#160; Jim Zirin that stop and frisk saves ...
<p>Obama recently said he wanted to take the Nation off a &#8220;perpetual</p><p>war footing,&#8221; in favor of robust diplomacy, foreign aid and more</p><p>measured responses. Council on Foreign Relations President Richard</p><p>Haass agrees. Taking the line of his new best-selling book,&#160;Foreign ...
<p><span class="Apple-style-span"><em>Obama has indicted six leakers on national security matters--more than all of his predecessors combined. He may be about to indict Julian Assange for publishing leaked information. James C. Goodale press freedoms advocate, and author of the bestselling book, Fighting ...
<p><em>With more sophisticated intelligence reaching deep into the Islamic community, a tough security wall, state-of-the art surveillance cameras, and a great track record of stopping terrorist plots before they go operational, the NYPD would have been well positioned to thwart the Boston tragedy, argues ...
<p>With pro-Russian protesters storming governmental buildings in East</p><p>Ukraine, Putin seems poised to invade Ukraine to restore order.</p><p>Will he do it? Will he go on to Moldova or the Baltic states to whom</p><p>we owe common defense obligations under NATO? Russian expert</p><p>Stephen Sestanovich ...
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<p>Snowden revealed a massive NSA spying program that embarrassed our relations</p><p>with friendly countries and reminded many Americans of Orwell&#8217;s <em>1984</em>. Was he a</p><p>traitor or a whistleblower? &#160;CIA spymaster Fred Hitz tells Jim &#160;that Snowden might</p><p>have better made ...
<p>With the government seeking the death penalty in the Boston Marathon</p><p>Bombing case, we are reminded that capital cases are still with us.</p><p>Federal Judge Michael Ponsor of the District of Massachusetts, tells</p><p>Jim Zirin about his best-selling novel, The Hanging Judge, a riveting yarn</p><p>about ...
<p>Was it a good idea for the US to make an interim deal with Iran even if they didn&#8217;t totally agree to stop enriching? Council on Foreign Relations President Emeritus Les Gelb tells Jim that any slowdown in Iran&#8217;s nuclear program is meaningful, and what we are giving them in return in relaxation ...
<p>&#160;</p><p><em>The world in 2014 is a risky place. What are its greatest perils&#8212;a</em></p><p><em>nuclear accident, a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or an economic</em></p><p><em>meltdown? Risk analysis expert Michael Moran takes Jim Zirin on a</em></p><p><em>global tour, analyzes the ...
<p><span>&#160;<span class="Apple-style-span"><i>The &#8220;Arab Spring&#8221; began in December 2010 with the self-immolation</i></span><span class="Apple-style-span"><i>of a Tunisian street vendor, who felt humiliated by the arbitrary</i></span><span class="Apple-style-span"><i>conduct of local officials. ...
<p><i>Obama said he wanted to &#8220;pivot&#8221; US foreign policy toward Asia,</i></p><p><i>implying that we would have a lighter footprint in the Mid-East and</i></p><p><i>give up one interest for another. Vali Nasr, Dean of the Nitze School</i></p><p><i>at Johns Hopkins and author of the best-selling ...
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><span>This holiday season has seen an alarming rise in instances of identity</span></i><span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><i><span>theft. Consumer advocate Adam Levin tells Jim Zirin that in the digital</span></i><span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><i><span>age your personal ...
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><span>With 4500 American servicemen killed in Iraq and 32,000 wounded,</span></i><span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><i><span>we are still paying the price for the war in returning servicemen with</span></i><span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><i><span>post traumatic stress ...
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