Escalation of Crisis in Syria, The Inner Monologues of New Yorkers, Padmasree Warrior Talks Women in Silicon Valley

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Monday, May 06, 2013

Syria: Israeli Airstrikes Escalate Tensions | Responses: How do you Define 'Justice' today in America? | Padmasree Warrior on Why She Doesn't Believe in Work-Life Balance | Iran Eying the Conflict in Syria Nervously | Teen Diaries and the Power of Being Your Own Storyteller | Listening in on "The Lives of Other Citizens"

Syria: Israeli Airstrikes Escalate Tensions

The crisis in Syria escalated yet again this weekend as Israel carried out a powerful aerial assault on military targets near Damascus, opening up the possibility that the currently contained war in Syria could become an international conflict.

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Padmasree Warrior on Why She Doesn't Believe in Work-Life 'Balance'

The "Lean In" ideas of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and the challenges facing tech leaders like Marissa Mayer at Yahoo have been much discussed topics over the last few months. But some voices have been lost in this conversation. In a new series, we mine the wisdom of women who have found success in an all male world and who aren't appearing on "60 Minutes" or selling advice books. Padmasree Warrior is the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Cisco.

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Responses: How do you Define 'Justice' today in America?

Last week, we aired a special episode that examined the concepts of law and justice, from the abstract principles of Plato's Athens to the concrete challenges of achieving justice in multicultural, modern America. We asked you to define what justice means to you and to share your own experiences with the American justice system.

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Iran Eyeing the Conflict in Syria Nervously

The twin airstrikes in Damascus on Friday and Sunday attributed to Israel appear to be more about Jerusalem’s broad, mostly covert battle with Iran and Hezbollah than about the bloody civil war raging in Syria. Homman Majd is the author of "The Ayatollah Begs to Differ."

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Listening in on "The Lives of Other Citizens"

New Yorkers keep company with their thoughts as they make their way through the city's streets.  But what are they thinking? A project called "New York Stories: The Lives of Other Citizens" attempts to map those inner thoughts of ordinary people. Andrew Irving, Anthropology Professor at the University of Manchester simply approached strangers on the street and asked them if they would wear a small microphone and narrate their thoughts as they walked through the city.

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Teen Diaries and the Power of Being Your Own Storyteller

Sixteen years ago, producer Joe Richman gave group of teenagers tape recorders and asked them to report on their own lives. Armed with recording equipment, they told their stories, and "Teenage Diaries" -- compelling radio that gave listeners an unexpected lens into the lives of ordinary teens -- was born.

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