May 4th Show

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hide captionAn alarm clock was found in the vehicle with a bomb that was discovered in Times Square last weekend. In our second hour, a former bomb technician talks about the other clues that were left behind after the failed bombing attempt, and what happens when the bomb squad gets called to a scene.

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An alarm clock was found in the vehicle with a bomb that was discovered in Times Square last weekend. In our second hour, a former bomb technician talks about the other clues that were left behind after the failed bombing attempt, and what happens when the bomb squad gets called to a scene.

Photo by New York City Police Department via Getty Images

Life Along The Border
In the wake of Arizona's tough new immigration bill, a new New York Times-CBS News poll found that a wide majority of Americans feel that U.S. immigration policy needs an overhaul. But while Washington and the nation debate how to best handle the policy aspects, many who live and work along the U.S.-Mexico border have their own challenges and perspectives, and often feel the national debates don't reflect the realities of their lives along the border. A business owner and an educator from two Texas border communities each talk about the realities of life on the U.S. - Mexico border.

On the Scene with the Bomb Squad
The man arrested in connection with the failed car bomb in Times Square is scheduled to appear in federal court today. Faisal Shahzad, a U.S. citizen from Pakistan, was identified by customs agents at JFK airport and arrested as he tried to make a flight to Dubai. Some of the most damning evidence against Shahzad was in his SUV. One former investigator told the New York Times, "This guy left everything here but his wallet." Former bomb technician James Cavanaugh talks about the clues left behind after the failed bombing attempt, and what bomb squads look for when they are called to the scene.

A Memoir of Insomnia
Having battled insomnia for most of her life, Patricia Morrisroe went on a quest to find a cure. She visited specialists. She tried new medications. She bought soft pillows and expensive sheets, and sought out new treatments. Morrisroe talks about her new book, Wide Awake: A Memoir of Insomnia, and chronicles her desperate search for a good night's sleep.

Deadly Floods Swamp Tennessee
Torrential weekend rains swamped Nashville and other parts of Tennessee, as well as two neighboring states. Thousands of people have fled their homes,and at least 29 people have died. Rescuers continue to search for survivors, and fear that even more bodies will be recovered as waters recede from homes, businesses and other areas around Nashville. Reporter Nina Cardona, from our member station WPLN in Nashville, talks about the extent of the damage and the latest news from the flood zone.

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