AirTalk for October 24, 2001

Egypt: Birthplace of Islamic Fundamentalism

Larry Mantle and two Mid-East scholars, Richard Bulliet from Columbia University and Mark LeVine from UC Irvine, focus on contemporary Egyptian history and why it has produced so many extremists. What were the social, economic and political pressures that created such radicalism in Egypt and transformed a religious movement into a group of violent terrorists?

Science Topics in the News

Science expert and Skeptic Magazine editor Michael Shermer joins Larry Mantle to discuss science topics in the news including a look at the new probe beginning to orbit Mars, the science and technology of fighting terrorism, how anthrax germs turn the body against itself, new evidence for whale evolution and the retirement of NASA's chief administrator Daniel Goldin.
Find an archived Episode: