The Ethics And Legal Questions Around Wikileaks
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the massive leak of diplomatic cables an attack on U.S. foreign policy interests and the international community. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that there is an ongoing criminal investigation on the cache of leaked documents. Wikileaks calls its dissemination of 250,000 private cables whistle-blowing, and argues that the public has a right to know what its government is doing. Host Tony Cox talks about the legal and ethical questions surrounding the release of secret government documents by WikiLeaks.
The Great Recession officially ended in September, but the lagging economy continues to force many Americans to make difficult decisions. The unemployment rate remains high, foreclosures continue, the latest extension of unemployment benefits is set to expire Tuesday night, and President Obama on Monday called for a two-year pay freeze for federal workers. Guest host Tony Cox talks with Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times about how the economy has changed in the past year and some of the major changes many Americans have been forced to make.
Vitamin D Q&A
Vitamin D has been billed by some as the health panacea already sitting in your medicine cabinet. Proponents of the supplement have recommended superdoses of vitamin D to prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes, to treat seasonal affective disorder — even improve athletic performance. But a new report from the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine says there is little evidence that vitamin D can do anything more than improve bone health — and that big doses might even do harm. NPR science correspondent Richard Knox explains what we do and don't know about vitamin D and how it should be used.