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Show rundown for 8/14/2008

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Georgia — The U.S. Options

President Bush demanded that Russia remove its soldiers from Georgia and said that the US military will bring humanitarian aid to the region. Beyond that, what are the US options? We speak with Julian Barnes, Pentagon correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

Cyber War Beyond Georgia

Russia and Georgia have been fighting their war on the Internet as much as on the ground. The Georgians landed a good punch, taking down the Russian state news agency for the better part of a day. But Russian cyber attacks were able to shut down Georgia's Internet servers and take control of government websites. In a historical first, Georgian government agencies were forced to re-open their websites on Google's free blogging network and rely on Google's e mail service. We'll speak with Bill Woodcock, research director at Packet Clearing House, a non-profit organization working to develop global Internet networks.

Meth Project

The drug known as methamphetamine is one of the most highly addictive drugs out there, and the group The Meth Project is trying to fight abuse of the drug with graphic advertisements that highlight the dramatic effects of the drug. We speak with Chris Rose, the executive director of the Meth Project.


Amby Burfoot, editor at large for Runner's World Magazine joins us from Beijing to preview Olympic track and field. The first events are Friday.

Geezer Jocks

41-year-old Olympic swimmer Dara Torres is bringing older athletes to the forefront. Here and Now's Robin Young introduces us to a 91-year-old champion tennis player and speaks with Dr. Vonda Wright, who studies master athletes.

This program aired on August 14, 2008.

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