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US-Russian Relations

Tensions with Russia have been on the rise lately. President Obama canceled a meeting with Vladmir Putin after Putin granted temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. And some say the Russian anti-gay laws warrant a US boycott of the Sochi Olympics. We’ll trace the history of US-Russian relations, explore the future of a cold and bitter peace

Whistle-blowers or Traitors?

Last Sunday former VP Dick Cheney called Edward Snowden a traitor. Though he’s been hailed by some as a hero, Snowden says he’s neither saint nor sinner, but just “an American.” This hour we’ll take a close look at the NSA’s data-gathering program, and discuss when the government’s right to keep secrets, and when to blow the whistle.