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1. Balancing Security, Risk: What the Boston Marathon Bombings Teach Us
April 17, 2013
Soft targets” barely begins to capture how utterly vulnerable people were when the bombs went off Monday in Boston.
Now comes the inevitable question: Do we have to button all this down? Harden the security of joyously open and free public days? Crank surveillance to the max? Or is that all wrong?
2. Absorbing the Boston Marathon Bombings
April 18, 2013
Boston joined the list of American cities hit with instant trauma in a violent late. “On Point” convened the city’s urgent self-examination. Writers Dennis Lehane and Anita Shreve, musician Amanda Palmer, and Car talk’s Ray Magliozzi joined us.
3. The Brothers Tsarnaev
April 22, 2013
Why would two young men years in this country allegedly set down bombs in the middle of men and women and children and exhausted runners and calmly walk away as their explosions tore into life and limb? Why?