Journalist and historian Burton Hersh has followed the Kennedy family for more than 35 years. His latest book is a study of the behind-the-scenes power struggles among the Kennedys and longtime FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Hersh writes that as attorney general, Robert F. Kennedy did his best to keep Hoover — technically his subordinate — on a short leash. But knowledge of Kennedy family secrets gave Hoover, always a master manipulator, the upper hand. Hersh’s book is titled Bobby and J. Edgar: The Historic Face-Off Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover that Transformed America.
Should the US seek better relations with Syria? Some Middle East analysts say Syria is in a key position to help the US on both Iraq and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Other say, Syria can’t be trusted and diplomatic isolation is the more prudent approach. We’ll debate this with JOSHUA LANDIS, an assistant professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Oklahoma University and TONY BADRAN a research fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
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A new study shows a 40-fold increase in bipolar diagnosis in children over 10 years. Is this a case of overdiagnosis or have psychiatrists been underdiagnosising the disorder in the past? We are joined by the author of the study, MARK OLFSON a professor of psychiatry from Columbia University and psychiatrist ELLEN LEIBENLUFT from the National Institutes of Mental Health to talk about the alarming rise in bipolar diagnosis in children. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3