On today's show:
- We take a look at the meaning of the flags, the anthems and nationalism at the Olympics with Alan Bairner, professor of sport and social theory at Loughborough University.
- For most of history, people could communicate only as fast as someone could physically carry a message, but that all changed on August 5th 1858. Historian John Schmidt fills us in.
- The Ice Storm writer James Schamus sits down with WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik to chat about his directorial debut.
- We hear about a documentary film that revisits a visit to Israel taken by students fro Wilberforce University, the nation's oldest private, historically black university.