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Today, we have a conversation with the only man to have run both the NSA and the CIA, General Michael Hayden. He joins us to discuss not only the current crop of presidential candidates and their positions on national security, but also weighs in on the recent legal dust-up between Apple and the FBI. Plus, with Spotlight winning the Oscar for best picture last night, we wanted to see how the Catholic Church is doing in its continued efforts to deal with child abuse by priests — particularly, priests who have been reassigned to churches in Latin America. We also hear about France's version of the Oscars. Much like the Oscars this year, the Cesars have been accused of being "too white."
What would a President Trump mean for US-Mideast policy? We ask a veteran of Middle East diplomacy. Then, we head to Iran to hear about the parliamentary elections there — the first since the nuclear deal between Tehran and the West was sealed. Plus, in one last check-in with our Across Women's Lives team in Brazil, we hear about efforts to clean up water pollution ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Where does ISIS get its explosives? Investigators at a British think tank called Conflict Armament Research have just published a report that traces how ISIS gets the material to make its bombs. It turns out many of the components are made legally, and for civilian purposes — by small companies in some 20 different countries. Plus, we hear a preview of tomorrow's parliamentary elections in Iran, and we'll follow that with another of Marco's Tehran Stories. During his recent visit, he met an Iranian-born, Brooklyn-raised food blogger. She now calls Tehran home, and writes a blog about Persian food called "Fig and Quince." We also have more coverage from our Across Women's Lives team in Brazil. Today we bring you a profile of a woman who's been protesting a huge hydropower dam near her house for nearly 30 years, and she's hoping to inspire a new generation of activists.
Apple's legal tussle with the FBI has Americans once again debating the merits of "privacy versus security" when it comes to their electronics, and countries in Europe are having similar conversations. Plus, one day after President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to close the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, we check on the fate of several former detainees who were released a year ago and ended up in Uruguay. And we head back to Brazil for another story from our Across Women's Lives team. Carolyn Beeler profiles a woman in São Paulo who's teaching others to build rain barrels, so they can collect the water they need.
There's a new plan to close the prison camp at Guantanamo. This morning, President Barack Obama said it's time to close the US detention facility "once and for all." He said he doesn't want to pass the problem on to the next president. We get reaction from a veteran Guantanamo reporter. Also, in the Brazilian city of Recife, a group of mothers with microcephalic babies have found support through a mobile phone app. Plus, we bring you a story about members of Iran's film community; they've just made a movie that pays tribute to classic Hollywood cinema.
Today we visit a lab full of mosquitoes. Researchers in Brazil are studying the mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus, and yes, that means plastic containers full of captured insects. Also, two young women in Tehran have started their own woodworking shop. They talk about their work, their friendship, and their failed attempt to move to the US. Plus, we hear a different sort of story from Iran: One woman's personal experience trying to avoid the "morality police," the units responsible for cracking down on behavior that's deemed immoral or inappropriate by Iran's Islamic authorities.