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Exide Battery Plant Closes, a Karl Ove Knausgaard Subject and 'Going Clear'

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We start today with a look at the Exide battery plant in Vernon, which is closing and cleaning up its site after decades as a notorious polluter. How did the company escape prosecution? Also, where will all those batteries now go to die? Then, we talk to a photographer who unwittingly became a character in a piece by the bestselling Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard. Next, a new documentary, 1971, details a break-in at an FBI office more than 40 years ago that revealed the bureau’s extensive spying operations and shocked the American public. We hear from the director and discuss why we’re not having the same reaction to the Edward Snowden revelations. And finally, in our weekly film segment, our critics discuss Alex Gibney’s documentary about Scientology, Going Clear.

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