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Explosions at the Boston Marathon


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A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
Alex Trautwig/Getty Images
A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

We check in on developments in Boston as the city reels from explosions near the finish line of Monday's Boston marathon. How prepared is California for a similar emergency? We'll also assess the nation's efforts to prevent acts of terror.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Martha Bebinger, reporter for WBUR, an NPR affiliate in Boston
  • Beth Goldstein, San Franciscan who ran the Boston marathon yesterday
  • Brian Michael Jenkins, leading terrorism authority with the Mineta Transportation Institute and the RAND Corporation
  • Dean Karnazes, ultramarathon runner who ran the Boston marathon and author of "RUN! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss"
  • Mark Ghilarducci, secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency
  • Michael Nacht, professor of public policy at UC Berkeley and former assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs

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