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January 8th Show

In our first hour today, we'll talk about the future of the web with Clay Shirky. Shirky keeps his eye on social and economic trends on the web and will explain what social networking, crowdsourcing and tweeting could all mean for the future of the web. Shirky's latest book is entitled, "Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organization". Then, we'll talk to a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle about rioting in Oakland, California over the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a BART police officer.

Leon Panetta has recently been selected as President-elect Obama's choice as CIA director, and some say Panetta may not have the credentials to meet the challenges of entering the agency at such a difficult time. In our second hour, intelligence experts look at Leon Panetta's appointment and the challenges facing the agency. Following that, travel writer Rick Steves will share his experience as a tourist in Iran.