Reuters: D.E.A. Conceals Evidence in Investigations | Alan Alda: Reigniting The Public's Love of Science | Two Veterans 30 Years Separated on PTSD

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

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Reuters: D.E.A. Conceals Evidence in Investigations | Alan Alda: Reigniting The Public's Love of Science | Strained U.S.-Russian Relations Lead to Canceled Summit | Two Veterans Separated by 30 Years Come to Terms With PTSD

Reuters: D.E.A. Conceals Evidence in Investigations of Americans

For 20 years, a division of the D.E.A. has been taking data collected from intelligence intercepts and providing it to authorities to launch criminal investigations into Americans. But when it’s time to exchange evidence at pretrial discovery, the D.E.A. routinely conceals this information. John Shiffman, the Reuters reporter and co-author of this exclusive story, joins us to discuss his findings. Nancy Gertner is a Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994 to 2011, joins us to explain the legal perspective.

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Alan Alda: Reigniting The Public's Love of Science

Yesterday Alan Alda, the Emmy winning actor and writer, as well as visiting professor and advisory board member at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, received the lifetime achievement award at “The Executive Summit: Learning in the Digital Age.” Alda joins The Takeaway to discuss the award and why he thinks science is crucial to our advancement as a society.

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Has Tesla Motors Entered the Big Time?

What is going on with the Tesla? Not the scientist and inventor many of you would love to go back in time to visit but Tesla Motors, the maker of electric cars. The company made a surprise profit last quarter, sales are up and the stock is up more than 300 percent this year. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of TheDetroitBureau.com, fills us in on whether Tesla Motors has entered the big time.

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Strained U.S.-Russian Relations Lead to Canceled Summit

Yesterday, President Obama announced his decision to cancel his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, marking the first time that an American president has called off a publicly announced visit to Russia since the end of the Cold War. Kimberly Marten, professor of political science at Columbia University’s Barnard College, discusses the implications of the cancellation.

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Two Veterans Separated by 30 Years Come to Terms With PTSD

Years after the Vietnam War, PTSD is now a household term. Mary McGriff is a retired Captain in the United States Air Force. She served at Balad Air Force base in Iraq in 2004. Douglas Howell was a Marine Corpsman in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. These are two veterans of two very different wars, and they are separated by nearly 30 years. Today they share their experience with PTSD.

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