This Weekend


Politico’s White House correspondent Eamon Javers went deep into the world of corporate spies and found a hidden battlefield growing in size and importance for the rest of us.  In Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy Javers profiles Chinese spies stealing trade secrets from Western high tech firms, ex-KGB officers working in American law firms and CIA agents moonlighting for private companies while still on the federal payroll.


In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Robert B. Powers.  He entered police work after serving as a cavalryman in World War I. He was a deputy sheriff in New Mexico and Arizona, and was chief of police for Bakersfield, California. Powers co-authored “A Guide to Race Relations for Police Officers.”




Entertainment critic David Kipen talks with Bob about Sunday’s Academy Awards.


The Last Station tells the story of the final years of Russia’s greatest literary figure, Leo Tolstoy. Bob talks with director Michael Hoffman about the film and about stars Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren. They’re both nominated for Academy Awards for their roles as Tolstoy and his long-suffering wife Sofya.