When James Williamson took an early retirement offer from his job as a Vice President at Sony Electronics he went back to an earlier career that his bosses knew nothing about … and one James never expected to repeat. Back in the 1970s he was lead guitarist and songwriter for one of the most influential punk rock bands ever – Iggy and the Stooges. James has just returned from a world tour with the band and today is relishing the re-issue of an iconic album he and Iggy Pop recorded 35 years ago - Kill City. Also: two stories from listeners, a part of our "At Home" series.
With news of tear gas use in various Occupy demonstrations, Dick speaks with former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, who oversaw the decision to tear gas a huge crowd during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999.
William Binney has been working in intelligence since the Cold War. As a cryptomathemetician, he helped create a new surveillance system called Thin Thread. When he discovered Thin Thread was being used to spy on American citizens, he spoke up and eventually left the agency.