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Tuesday, December 1

The war on terror online

Guests: Phillip Smyth, Kim Zetter

Today we discuss the Facebook activity, the Twitter-verse and other online activities of terrorists. We’ll find out how jihadists are using social media and smartphone apps to communicate with one another and to recruit new members for their organizations. And, we’ll find out how the US government monitors this activity and the changes they’d like to enact in order to better track their online activity. Plus, what role does the “hacktivist” group Anonymous play in all of this? We’ll talk with PHILLIP SMYTH, a researcher at the University of Maryland and an adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and with senior staff writer for WIRED, KIM ZETTER.

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Families and money

Guests: Ellen Berman and Ron Lieber

You might give your eight year-old allowance but how about your 28 year-old? How long should parents support their adult children financially? If you can, should you help them pay the rent, college tuition, a down payment on a house? And what about lending to your parents or a sibling? Families and money can get messy and emotional — it’s a potential minefield — and today we are going to wade into it with ELLEN BERMAN, a family psychiatrist at the Center for Couples and Adult Families at the University of Pennsylvania and RON LIEBER, who writes the “Your Money” column for the New York Times and is the author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart about Money.

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