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Week of July 6, 2014

Who Is a Patriot?

07.06.2014

On this 4th of July weekend we ask a simple question: Who is a patriot?

  1. The Snowden Files

    A patriot is someone who loves and would fight for his or her country.   Does that include Edward Snowden?

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  2. 1971 - An FBI break-in that rocked the nation

    We head back in time now, to the evening of March 8th, 1971.  The night 8 young Vietnam war protestors broke into their local FBI office – in Media, PA – and stole top-secret documents that would rock the nation.  

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  3. First Tea Party Activist - Keli Carender

    Keli Carender is a Tea Party activist – in fact, she was the very first Tea Party activist. 

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  4. James Yee – Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo

    Captain James Yee volunteered after 9/11 to be the US Army Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay prison.  But then he was accused of spying, espionage, and aiding the alleged Taliban and Al-Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo.   He was held in solitary confinement for 76 days.

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  5. Bookmark: Kim Stanley Robinson

    Kim Stanley Robinson on "The USA Trilogy" by John Dos Passos.

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  6. On Our Minds: The Fight for the Four Freedoms

    What did FDR understand about democracy that our current political leaders – on both sides of the aisle – have forgotten. 

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Image: Jonathan Cohen via: flickr

Air Travel

07.06.2014

Can you imagine spending a week at an airport?  By choice?  Alain de Botton did exactly that.  He tells us about it, as we explore airports and air travel.

  1. A Week at the Airport - Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton talks about his book, "A Week at the Airport."

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  2. Sonic Sidebar: Brian Eno's Music for Airports

    David Sheppard talks about Brian Eno's ground-breaking album, "Ambient 1: Music for Airports."

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  3. Aerotropolis - Greg Lindsay

    Greg Lindsay talks about his book, "Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next."

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  4. The Skies Belong to Us - Brendan Koerner

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    Brendan Koerner talks about his book, "The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking."

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  5. Deep Tracks: Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

    Music professor Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis recommends Owen Pallett's 2010 album, "Heartland."

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  6. On Our Minds: Theme Parks

    We've got theme parks on the brain so we're revisiting Steve's conversation with Karen Russell re. her novel, "Swamplandia!," which is set in a gator wrestling theme park.

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