AirTalk for April 7, 2003

Urban Warfare and War Update

Guest host John Beaupre discusses urban warfare strategies and the latest on the war in Iraq with Daryl Press, assistant professor of Government at Dartmouth College. Dr. Press has worked as a consultant for the U.S. Defense Department since 1993. He has co-authored numerous studies on U.S. military planning in the Persian Gulf region, urban warfare, and the threats posed by chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons.
Following the Saddam Hussein regime, how will Iraqi combatants, some of whom may be prisoners of war, including the Fedayeen Saddam and the Republican National Guard, assimilate into the new Iraq? Joining guest host Jon Beaupre is Romesh Ratnesar, Staff Writer for Time magazine, and Ken Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.

War Photography

Who decides which photos to use in war, and what factors do they take into account? Guest host Jon Beaupre speaks with Maryanne Golon, the picture editor at Time magazine, and Steve Stroud, deputy director of photography for the LA Times, about their work and what they consider when creating wartime photo spreads.

The Intersection Between Art and Science

Physicist and novelist, Alan Lightman joins Jon Beaupre to talk about becoming a great science writer and how art, science and philosophy intersect in contemporary society.
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