April 16, 2003

It has just been announced that American and North Korean officials are to meet in Beijing to discuss North Korea's nuclear program, the source of rising tensions in recent weeks. Todd is joined by Ken Lieberthal to discuss the nature of the negotiations with North Korea, what we can expect and how the crisis can be solved. He is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan.

Three new moons have been discovered orbiting around Neptune. Two Astronomers with the help of their interns made the discovery by using telescopes in Hawaii and Chile. Todd talks with one of the interns, Wesley Fraser, a student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Thanks to technology, amateur stargazers are now able to see deep into space with telescopes that are affordable and of excellent quality. Todd talks with author Timothy Ferris about amateur astronomy and how it has been revolutionized with the introduction of high powered backyard telescopes. Ferris' book is called "Seeing in the Dark: How Backyard Stargazers are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril".