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.