Iran Deal; Politics of the NCAA; The Moral Arc

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The United States has just come away with an agreement that would effectively dismantle Iran’s nuclear weapons program – so why are Republicans trying to torpedo it? We talk to Gareth Porter, author most recently of Manufactured Crisis: the Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Plus: gay-rights protests target the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis – we talk to Dave Zirin; and a discussion about whether the kind of thinking that science demands of us turns us into more moral creatures.

Guests on this program: 

Gareth Porter, investigative journalist and historian specializing in U.S. national security policy; author most recently of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare

Dave Zirin, sports writer for The Nation; author of many many books about sports including Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a fellow at Chapman University, author of The Moral Arc: How science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice, and freedom.

The Moral Arc (book cover)