President Donald Trump's tweet about modernizing the U.S. nuclear arsenal is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.

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BPR Full Show Post: 8/11

August 11, 2017
  • We opened up the lines to you about rising tensions with North Korea. Is all the panic much ado about nothing, or a legitimate response to a global threat?
  • Boston Globe columnist and travel writer Christopher Muther gives us tips on being a better airline passenger.
  • Emily Rooney joined us for her famous list of fixations and fulminations -- this time about new tech features that make our lives more complicated.
  • Author Tom Perrotta discussed his latest book, Mrs. Fletcher. He also explained his process for writing hit novels like The Leftovers -- and why To Kill A Mockingbird is overrated.
  • We took your calls about how Trump's tweeting is affecting your summer vacation. Do you wish the president would unplug during his time away from Washington?
  • Bob Seay and Joe Mathieu, outgoing and incoming hosts of Morning Edition (respectively), took a shot at our news quiz with a breakfast-themed bonus round.

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