Egyptian authorities have intensified their crackdown on the organization that backs former President Mohammed Morsi. The interim government has designated the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist group. Will this further radicalize the party and destabilize Egypt? How will this play in the region? What role does the US face in the post-Arab Spring resurgence of al Qaeda? Also, JP Morgan Chase will pay $1.7 Billion to settle criminal charges in the Madoff case, and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has announced he plans to retire from a department plagued by scandal and a criminal investigation. Who will step in to lead the nation's largest jail system? Barbara Bogaev guest hosts.
Banner image: Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi protest against the military and interior ministry, while making the four-finger "Rabaa" gesture, at Nasr City district in Cairo January 3, 2014. Photo: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters