Nineteen gut-wrenching reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, as logged by Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Jules Verne, and many of the other most famous writers of the time. The most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers of today relive the Martian invasion through the eyes of their famous predecessors.
Why smart companies are matching their risk management to the nature of the threats they face.
"Ok but superficial"
An evening of readings and discussion: Heller's friends and colleagues including Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb and Mike Nichols, revisit his classic black comedy set at the end of WWII, one of the most important books about patriotism, honor, the absurdities of war and beauracracy of the twentieth century. The conversation is led by Lesley Stahl. An excerpt is performed by Scott Shepherd (Gatz). "The rock and roll of novels...There's no book like it." (Norman Mailer)
Mike is about to graduate from college and inherit a world much different from the one he was promised. The World Trade Center towers have just fallen, the Beltway Sniper terrorizes the nation's capital, and a polarizing president pushes forward a dubious war. Told in 18 vignettes, Mike's misadventures begin in Washington, DC, and span Brooklyn, Portland, and Austin as he takes up arms with the overeducated, underemployed millennials who surround him.
An unabridged reading of this original novel featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played on TV by Sylvester McCoy, and Ace in an encounter with the Cybermen. The Blitz is at its height. As the Luftwaffe bomb London, Cody McBridge, expat American private eye, sees a sinister silver sphere crash-land. He glimpses something emerging from within.
The military dismiss his account of events - the sphere must be a new German secret weapon that has malfunctioned. What else could it be?
Tonight on the program, an update on the U.S. election and the candidates' impending choices for running mate. Nick Confessore of The New York Times and Mike Barnicle, contributor to MSNBC, weigh in.
Next, we revisit Charlie's conversation about race with Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.
We continue with a discussion about last year's historic nuclear deal with Iran. Charlie is joined by David Sanger of The New York Times; Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations.
We conclude with a look at the film “The Infiltrator” with director Brad Furman, actor Bryan Cranston, and Robert Mazur, whom the film is based on.
The vow to target members of the Freedom Caucus comes in the wake of the GOP health-care fiasco.
"Trump Threatens Hard-Liners as Part of Escalating Republican Civil War" is from the March 30, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner, Mike DeBonis and Robert Costa and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
We begin with a discussion of the Federal Reserve's rate hike. Charlie talks with Kathleen Hays, host of "Taking Stock" on Bloomberg Radio.
We continue with discussion of Russian cyber attacks with Mike Morell, former acting director of the CIA.
We conclude with Robert Gates, former secretary of defense, on Rex Tillerson and the Trump transition.