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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Doctor, Stethescope, Health (Flickr: Bryan Warman)

Thousands of doctors are paid by pharmaceutical companies each year to promote brand-name medications. WNYC’s Ailsa Chang investigates some of the top-paid New York City doctors. Plus: a look at the future of local fish in your supermarket; and Melanie Rehak continues the November series about food and the city.

Ghailani Verdict

Ahmed Ghailani, the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried by a U.S. civilian court, was acquitted on all but one of more than 280 charges Wednesday by a jury in U.S. federal court in Manhattan. Karen Greenberg, executive director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU Law School, discusses the Ghailani mixed verdict and how it plays into the ongoing debate about civilian versus military trials.

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GM is Public Again

Neal Boudette, Detroit bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, on GM's return to being a publicly traded company.

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Bringing Local Seafood Back

Paul Greenberg, food columnist and author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, and John Waldman, professor of biology at Queens College and author of Heartbeats in the Muck, discuss New York City seafood and the prospects of local fish hitting your supermarket anytime soon.

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Doctors on Pharma Payrolls

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang talks about ProPublica's Dollars for Docs investigation and what some New York City doctors earn from the pharmaceutical industry.

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New TSA Body Scans

James Fallows, national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, on the planned "opt-out" day to decline to be screened by the new full body scans at airports.

Are you comfortable with body scans at airports? How do you balance security and privacy when travelling? Let us know!

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Food and the City: Cooking At Home

Melanie Rehak, poet, critic, and author Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid, reports on food from the farm, the fishing boat, the delivery truck, a Brooklyn locavore restaurant, and her own kitchen. Each week in November she shares what she's learned -- this week: cooking at home.

What do you think are the essential food items to always have in your cabinet? Share your advice for stocking the kitchen, tackling tough recipes, and cooking for a dinner party -- all at home.

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Group Mixtape: What Songs Are You Cooking To?


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