Has the Met Museum Gone Digital?
The iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art has posted a substantial part of its collection online, and showcased its art treasures one-by-one in a series of blogs called “82nd and Fifth.” Sree Sreenivasan, the Met’s first chief digital officer, tells Jim that there is a vital connection between the virtual and the traditional bricks-and-mortar museum
Is the Nuke Deal with Iran a Good Deal?
Will TWRRL Be the Next Twitter?
More than one million apps on your iPhone, and they keep coming. Digital developer Harriet Edelman tells Jim Zirin of a new mobile video app called TWRRL, which allows you to insert yourself within a cartoon animation, story or skit. It’s hilarious, you’ll never have a better time, and even Jim got in on the act with two barking dogs.
Was Brazil Worth Spying On?
Snowden’s revelations prompted Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff
to cancel a planned state visit to Washington to meet with Obama.
She even threatened to remove Brazil from the world wide web.
Latin American expert Julia Sweig tells Jim Zirin that the motivation
for the spying is inexplicable, and that the damage to our relationship
with a friendly neighboring country is incalculable
How Do We Protect Our Children from Sexting's Dire Dangers?
Sexting, the transmission of intimate photos or messages from one cell phone to another, is sweeping the country. Journalist Nina Burleigh, author of a compelling Rolling Stone article entitled “Sexting, Shame and Suicide,” tells Jim that the sexting compulsion, which brought down Anthony Weiner has profoundly dangerous implications for today’s teenagers.
Will the Debt Ceiling Debate Become D?j? Vu All Over Again?
Are We Doing Enough to Take on Iran?
As we embark on our first bilateral negotiations with Iran in
35 years, the question arises whether Tehran is sincere about a
deal or is merely playing for time while it perfects nuclear weapons.
Former State Department Legal Adviser Abraham Sofaer tells Jim Zirin
we must employ the same policy that worked with the former Soviet
Union—engage Iran diplomatically, while forcefully confronting
Iranian attempts to project power beyond its borders.
? Is America's Global Influence in Decline??
Foreign affairs experts are worried that the Russian deal on Syria,
the Snowden affair, Internet balkanization, and the government
shutdown have combined to undermine international perceptions
of US leadership. Council on Foreign Relations Studies Director
Jim Lindsay tells Jim Zirin that we will need to do much to regain
our position of global primacy.
Do We Have an Adequate Mental Healthcare Safety Net?
With recent mass killings at Newtown and in Washington,
legislators have called for tighter gun control. But have we
focused enough on the shooters? Aaron Alexis, the DC Navy
Yard shooter, sought professional help, but doctors missed the
signals he would do serious harm. Leading psychiatrist Herb Pardes
tells Jim how we have failed our obligation to the mentally ill, and
says what can be done about it.
Was Cairo Any Less Turbulent in 1941?
In 1941 Cairo was a boiling cauldron with Nazi spies, agitators, Muslim Brothers, refugee Jews, Brits and Americans all swimming around in a stew of intrigue. Egyptian expat, Juliana Maio tells Jim about her bestselling novel "City of the Sun" and what her research informs us about today's Egypt.