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The US has been matching North Korea’s threats of nuclear warfare with shows of force to reassure allies including Japan and South Korea. Is there a chance of going too far? We’ll hear about changing strategy in a region where increased tensions could get out of control.

Also, 77 artifacts are about to go on sale in Paris—despite the fact that they’re stil sacred to Hopi tribes. Why can’t Native Americans retrieve their icons from overseas the way Greece and Italy have won back objects created by ancient cultures?

Banner Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over an urgent operation meeting on the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force's performance of duty for firepower strike at the Supreme Command in Pyongyang, early March 29, 2013, in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency on Friday. The sign on the left reads, "Strategic force's plan to hit the mainland of the U.S.". REUTERS/KCNA

Producers:
Christian Bordal
Kerry Cavanaugh
Katie Cooper
Evan George
Anna Scott
Caitlin Shamberg
Sonya Geis

Reporter's Notebook Parisian Auction of Sacred Hopi Artifacts Upsets Tribes 9 MIN, 40 SEC

70 items scheduled to go up for auction next week in Paris are so sacred that Hopi people refuse to describe them. The auctioneers are calling them masks.

Guests:
Debra Krol, The Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Arts in Arizona
Jack Trope, Association on American Indian Affairs

Main Topic Will Increasing Tensions with North Korea Get Out of Control? 30 MIN, 29 SEC
As North Korea has escalated its threats to attack the US and its neighbors, the US has responded with its own plan of action: military exercises with South Korea; B-2 bombers from Missouri dropping dummy bombs in the Yellow Sea. Now US warships with guided missiles are part of the picture—and today’s Wall Street Journal says the Obama White House is concerned about “unintended consequences.”

Guests:
Adam Entous, Wall Street Journal (@adamentous)
Jonathan Pollack, Brookings Institution
Michael McDevitt, US Navy
Anne Gearan, Washington Post (@agearan)

Making News Connecticut Approves Nation's Toughest Gun Law 7 MIN, 39 SEC
110 days after 20 children and 6 school staffers were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary, the State of Connecticut responded today with the toughest gun control law in the country. During his signing ceremony Governor Dannel Malloy said it’s just the beginning.

Guests:
Jenny Wilson, Hartford Courant (@jennydwilson)

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