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We catch up with the author of a new book, "The Snowden Files," on the latest revelations to come from the NSA leaks. Also, this year's high-tech bobsled designs. And, we learn about the love notes Israelis leave for the parking police on their car windshields.
It's all about the timing: We talk to a timing expert on the digital clocks that recorded a tie for gold in the women's downhill. Also, news stories involving Muslim American men have tended to be more about terrorism than love or romance, but a new collection by 22 Muslim American men sets out to change that narrative. And get a front row seat to view the Iranian film industry and the state of censorship in a time of change.
The Women's Olympic ice hockey competition heated up in Sochi, with the Canadian women's team going up against their American counterparts. The last couple of meetings have seen bench-clearing dust-ups between the two sides. Also, we hear from an American couple who fell in love on a mountainside in Iraq. But then tragedy hit, testing their relationship. And, our history guy, Chris Woolf, sticks his toe into the dangerous intersection of camel archaeology and Biblical chronology.
Remembering Shirley Temple Black, the diplomat. But the one-time child star was more than that. She was also the US ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the collapse of Communism. Also, we find out why so many athletes at the Olympics are competing for countries they don't call home. And a chat with Irish author Roddy Doyle. In his new book, he brings back Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments fame.
We have astonishing eyewitness accounts from inside Syria with Syrian journalist Muhammad Ali. Also, the story of a giraffe, some hungry lions, and a controversial call at the Copenhagen Zoo. And, a live Vietnamese variety show -- "Paris By Night."
The Sochi Winter Olympics are officially open. We'll go on the ground to Sochi to figure out how the opening ceremonies went, but more importantly -- to figure out what events we should be looking out for during the opening weekend. Also, a different kind of games begin, as US diplomats find themselves in the middle of a spat with their European Union and Russian counterparts. And speaking of Russia and diplomacy, and vodka. Marco chats with Mark Schrad, the author of a new book called "Vodka Politics," which is all about the role of Russia's favorite tipple in the country's culture.