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Thursday, November 11, 2010

The terms of four of the six Joint Chiefs of Staff members are scheduled to end soon. New York Times correspondent Thom Shanker discusses this rare opportunity for President Obama to reshape the Pentagon’s leadership. Plus: Jeremy Chwat from the Wounded Warriors Project talks about injuries unique to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also: a documentary about human rights abuses in southeast Asia; Salman Rushdie on current events and his new novel; and Melanie Rehak on dealing with picky eaters in our series on food and the city.

Shifting Joint Chiefs

Thom Shanker, New York Times national security and foreign policy correspondent, discusses a rare major shift in the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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The U.S. Deficit and World Economy

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, talks about the G20 summit, the world's reaction to the US strategy of "quantitative easing" and outlines the deficit commission proposals.

The deficit commission has made their own recommendations. How would you cut the deficit? Share your suggestions below.

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Food and the City: Picky Eaters

Brooklyn writer Melanie Rehak looks at the sometimes-complicated process of feeding New Yorkers in her book, Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid.  Each week in November she shares what she's learned -- this week: feeding a picky eater. 

Were you the picky eater in your family?  Share your advice for dealing with children or adults with minimal food "favorites."

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Wounded Warriors

Jeremy Chwat, chief program officer at the Wounded Warrior Project, addresses the unique nature of the injuries suffered by veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Mu Sochua, human rights activist and opposition member of the Cambodian parliament, to discuss the new documentary "RedLight," which examines child prostitution and other human rights abuses in southeast Asia. 

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Salman Rushdie: Luka and the Fire of Life

Salman Rushdie, author of Luka and the Fire of Life, discusses his new book.

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Brian Lehrer's Web Video Picks: 11/10/10

Brian Lehrer's video picks for the week of 11/10/10.

Be sure to tune in to Brian on CUNY TV each Wednesday at 7:30pm


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