Is It the End of the Line for NSA's Spying Program?

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Key provisions of the nation's post 9/11 surveillance program are set to expire at the end of the month if the Senate doesn't act. Will Congress renew or reform disputed provisions in the Patriot Act, including the NSA's controversial sweeping collection of Americans phone records?

Also, devastating floods bring death and destruction to greater Texas. On today's Talking Point, myth-making and the history of science. Why simplistic stories like Newton's Apple keep us from developing a sophisticated approach to scientific controversies facing us today.

Credits

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Claire Martin