Thu, Feb 6, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Sochi Olympics: Security Concerns PersistDownload audio (MP3)
As the Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi, Russia, security concerns linger after last month's shootouts with suspected militants in the region. A recent CNN poll showed 57 percent of Americans think a terrorist attack on the Games is likely. We take up the many issues shadowing the Sochi Olympics, including security matters, concerns about gay rights and infrastructure problems.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Frank Deford, sports commentator for NPR, senior correspondent on HBO's "RealSports With Bryant Gumbel" and senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated
- Michael Nacht, professor of public policy at UC Berkeley and former assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs
- Tamara Keith, NPR White House correspondent currently in Sochi covering the Winter Olympics