PRI's The World

In 1968, Andrew Larkin and his Harvard teammates represented the United States at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City. There, American runners John Carlos and Tommie Smith turned the world on its head by raising two fists in the air while the national anthem played.

Today, we look at hacking vulnerabilities in US weapon systems: Next-generation weapons being developed by the Department of Defense are highly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Plus, the complicated challenges surrounding foreign disaster relief. And, Harvard University is accused of discriminating Asian Americans — and the trial starts on Monday.

Environment
Nuclear Decisions

You receive information that the US might be under nuclear attack. You have five minutes to ignore or respond to the threat. The clock is ticking. What do you do? Play Nuclear Decisions, a new high-stakes game where your choices will determine what actions the US takes.

Global Nation
Global Security
Across Women's Lives
Studio 360

Theresa Rebeck on the most famous actress of her day, Justine Bateman on fame waxing and waning, and a pirate radio station that got too famous for the FCC.

In the 1990s, pirate radio station WBAD started playing hip-hop music without bleeping it like commercial radio. But even if it was playing church music, the FCC still would have come after them.

The former “Family Ties” actress takes an unflinching look at her one-time fame and our national obsession with getting those 15 minutes in her book, “Fame: The Hijacking of Reality.”