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The Madeleine Brand Show for November 1, 2011




A Transportation Security Administration security officer looks at images created by a 'backscatter' scanner during a demonstration at the Transportation Security Administration's Systems Integration Facility at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. A new book documents an increase in the nation's security measures post 9/11.
A Transportation Security Administration security officer looks at images created by a 'backscatter' scanner during a demonstration at the Transportation Security Administration's Systems Integration Facility at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. A new book documents an increase in the nation's security measures post 9/11.
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Find out about the government's secret actions following 9/11. A new disciplinary system that would reduce suspensions and drop-outs in public schools is gaining traction. The California High Speed Rail Authority will present its new business plan today with a new $100 billion price tag. Writer and illustrator Adrian Tomine, creator of the popular graphic novel series, Optic Nerve, releases his latest book. And Drew Tewksbury is on with new music.