The push to improve intelligence agencies has generally followed three lines of thought: 1) Better centralize intelligence gathering 2)Increasing the sharing of information and 2) Upgrading the state’s ability to conduct surveillance and wiretapping.
The ISIS attacks on France and Belgium exposed weaknesses in Europe’s approach to borders and information sharing that counterterror officials had warned about for years. The vulnerabilities remain largely unaddressed.
It turns out that the late fall and winter of 1970 was a turning point in America's culinary world. Three cooking legends met in the south of France by accident, and helped define a new American food scene.
Belgian Adolphe Sax invented a number of musical instruments, though none has had quite the impact of the saxophone. When a listener to PRI's The World asked us to dive into Sax's story, Clark Boyd took the challenge.
Cambodian director Rithy Panh will be in Los Angeles for the Oscars on Sunday. His film, "The Missing Picture," is the first film from Cambodia ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. It's Rithy Panh's own personal memories of spending four years of his childhood living in a labor camp under the Khmer Rouge, watching as almost every member of his family died.