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A Tale of Two Leakers: Punishment Discrepancies in the Military

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Gen. David Petraeus behind the podium at The Pentagon in 2007. He will not go behind bars for leaking classified information.

Former general and CIA director David Petraeus will not go to jail for leaking classified information to his biographer and mistress. Last week, he was sentenced to two years probation and a fine. Meanwhile, other leakers without the stars or stature are spending years behind bars. There are other discrepancies in military justice too. This hour, we talk to journalist Peter Maass from The Intercept.

Also we check in on local Nepalese residents who are grappling with this weekend's earthquake in their home country.

Finally, we discuss this weekend's "Nerd Prom." No! Not the White House Correspondents Dinner. They have nothing on participants in "A Night of Philosophy" that took place in New York on Friday night. A UConn professor who spoke there recaps it for us.

GUESTS:

  • Arjun Dahal - Treasurer of the Nepalese Association of Connecticut
  • Timothy Dansdill - Associate professor of English at Quinnipiac University
  • Peter Maass - Senior editor at The Intercept
  • Susan Schneider - Associate Professor, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Cognitive Science at the University of Connecticut

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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