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When Will The Next Big One Occur?

Scientists say it's only a matter of when, not if, the next big earthquake occurs, and it could happen in the United States. One earthquake is felt approximately every 30 seconds around the world. But scientists say earthquakes can't be predicted, and it's not possible to say one earthquake always triggers another. We speak with Dr. John Ebel, director of the Weston Observatory at Boston College.

The Partisan Divide

We speak with historian Julian Zelizer who documents the bitter partisanship that has shaped U.S. foreign policy since WWII. Partisan pressures changed the way we fought in Korea, were behind JFK's stand-off over Cuba, and forced LBJ's hand in Vietnam. Julian Zelizer is professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and author of the book "Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security — from World War II to the War on Terrorism."

California Teenager Inspires "Cuss Free Week"

Afghanistan Corruption

How much of the $38 billion in American development money to Afghanistan has ended up in the hands of Taliban insurgents? While it's hard to track the trail of development dollars, the US has launched several investigations to try and prevent more money from ending up in the hands of its enemies. Independent journalist Doug Wissing traveled to the Taliban stronghold of Khost Province in southeastern Afghanistan to investigate.

The Wizards At WETA


Music From The Show

  • Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • Christian McBride, "Brother Mister"
  • Tito Puente, "Royal T"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • Radiohead, "There There"
  • Charles Mingus, "Boogie Stop Shuffle"

This program aired on March 1, 2010.

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