Bearing the Message

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Yesterday, U.S. military officials claimed to have killed Taliban militants responsible for last weekend’s takedown of a Chinook helicopter that killed 38 people, including twenty-two Navy Seals. Matthew Irvine of the Center for New American Security discusses the latest news out of Afghanistan, and the way in which special forces are taking on more military duties as the US prepares to pull troops. Plus: WNYC’s Anna Sale continues her search for the independent voter; Wall Street Journal reporter Eliot Brown with an Atlantic Yards and WTC Memorial update; Jeffrey L. Kidder, sociology professor at Northern Illinois University, talks about his book on urban bike messengers; and Sheri Parks of the University of Maryland on the significance of the new movie The Help.