Los Angeles Sikhs React to Wisconsin Temple Attack
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Yesterday's killing of six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin has reverberations in Southern California, where many Sikhs live and worship. Because many men wear turbans, they're often mistaken for Muslims, especially since September 11. What's their reaction to yesterday's atrocity? Why is it against their religion to shut their doors, even in the interests of security? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, algorithms on Wall Street -- and in the rest of our lives, and a historic landing begins a historic mission for Curiosity on Mars.
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Another Minority under Attack ()
The man who gunned down six worshipers at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Wisconsin was killed by police. The civil rights group Southern Poverty Law Center describes him as "a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band." Meantime, the search is on for a "person of interest" who may have videotaped the incident. Since September 11, Sikhs have been the targets of discrimination in the United States, partly, they believe, because they're mistaken for Muslims.
- Bhupinder Kaur: Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, @saldef
- Navneet Singh: Sikh Center of Orange County
'Curiosity' Lands Safely on the Red Planet ()
After Curiosity landed last night, it took 14 minutes for the message to arrive in the control room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. The room erupted in cheers and elation. Allen Chen is flight dynamics and operations lead for the Curiosity descent and landing team at JPL. Astrophysicist Ian O'Neill is space science producer for Discovery News.
Knight Capital and High Speed Trading on Wall Street ()
The Wall Street market maker Knight Capital is back in business today, at a much-reduced value, despite the chaos caused by a computer malfunction last week. This latest incident reveals how computerized algorithms control the financial markets. What's their role in retail customer service — and choosing the next pop music star?
- Felix Salmon: Reuters, @felixsalmon
- Chris Steiner: author, @SteinerWriter
- Terrance Odean: University of California, Berkeley
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