AirTalk for March 12, 2002

Nuclear Weapons

In a secret Pentagon report entitled the "Nuclear Posture Review," The Bush Administration has ordered the Pentagon to develop new nuclear weapons and contingency strategies to use against several countries including Iran, Iraq, North Korea, China, Libya, Syria and Russia. Does the U.S. need such a plan, and at what point might it be administered? Larry discusses the issue of nuclear weapons with Joseph Nye, Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and author of The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone (Oxford University Press).

Mexico Update

Sam Quinones, freelance journalist in Mexico City and author of True Tales from Another Mexico: The Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx (University of New Mexico Press), joins Larry Mantle to talk about the latest happenings in Mexico.

Recent Science Stories

Larry Mantle talks with Publisher of Skeptic Magazine and KPCC science expert Michael Shermer about the latest science stories in the news.

Sissy Spacek

Larry Mantle talks with Publisher of Skeptic Magazine and KPCC science expert Michael Shermer about the latest science stories in the news.
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