Was a huge explosion in North Korea last week a nuclear weapons test? Are South Korea's covert activities an embarrassment to its ally, the United States? As the International Atomic Energy Agency meets in Vienna this week, concerns are also increasing about Iran---s nuclear program, and whether the Islamic republic is trying to develop a nuclear weapons program. How effective has diplomacy been? Can the West agree on a course of action? Guest host Sara Terry examines international concerns about nuclear programs in Iran, North Korea and South Korea with experts in defense and economic development, an official of the IAEA, and a key player in America's 1994 nuclear freeze agreement with North Korea. (An extended version of this segment originally aired earlier today on To the Point
- Making News: Communications Failure Threatens Southland Flights
A communications failure at an air traffic control center in the Mohave Desert yesterday forced hundreds of flights headed to LAX and other southern California airports to be diverted. Controllers were unable to contact pilots, causing at least three near-miss collisions. Aviation reporter Ian Gregor is following the story for the Daily Breeze.
Guest host Sara Terry
is an award-winning writer and photographer, who has written for the Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Fast Company, Rolling Stone and the Boston Globe. Her photo-documentary project, Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace
, will be published in September, 2005.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on communications outage
Gregor's article on air traffic controllers' radio system failure
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
1994 US-NK Agreed Framework
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty