July 9th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, cyberattacks, and our summer movie festival looks at our favorite film villains. In our second hour, the high cost of bargain-hunting, and calling the world series of poker.
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July 9th Show

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as Bonnie and Clyde. (We'll talk about our favorite movie villains at the end of today's first hour.) Warner Bros. Pictures/Courtesy American Film Institute hide caption

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We're Under Cyber Attack, What Now?
North Korea has been linked to a wave of cyberattacks that has hit the U.S. and South Korea. The digital attacks targeted the Pentagon and the White House among other government agencies, along with the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and Washington Post. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and Evgeny Morozov, blogger for Foreign Policy.com, talk about the scope of the threat and what the U.S. can do to decode this wave of cyberattacks and defend itself.

Summer Movie Festival: Villains We Love
What is it that we love so much about movies like Silence of the Lambs, Dracula and The Dark Knight? It's gotta be the villain! Today, our favorite movie buff, Murray Horwitz, is back, and in this edition of our Summer Movie Festival, Murray and Neal will pick their favorite film bad guys. Be sure to tell us yours.

The High Cost Of Cheap
Who doesn't love a bargain? The words "discount and "half price" can have many reaching for their wallets. But author Ellen Ruppel Shell says bargain-hunting may come at a high cost. In her new book Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture, Shell explains why we obsess about snagging a bargain without really knowing what goes into setting a price. Tell us your story. What did you buy that turned out to be your most costly bargain?

The Art Of Poker Play-By-Play
The World Series of Poker is underway in Las Vegas, and it's ESPN color commentator Norman Chad's job to call all the action. Chad talks about this year's poker event, his own love of playing, and what he's learned from watching first-hand when the best players in the world choose when to hold 'em, and when to fold 'em.