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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

In 2004 the United Nations enlisted former Fed chairman Paul Volcker to investigate the Iraq Oil for Food program. His report contained harsh criticism for U.N. General Secretary Kofi Annan and his son Kojo Annan. Volcker’s new book expands on those findings. He joins us with co-author Jeffrey Meyer to discuss the program and economic issues in general. Also, the latest on voting in Ohio; we take a look at a documentary that examines life on Capitol Hill from the perspective of one Florida Democrat, and your calls on Katie Couric's debut as evening news anchor.

Back to the Future

Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies at New York University and author, Fooled Again ( Basic Books 2005)
- accuses George Bush of electoral fraud in Ohio

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Buckeye Politics

Bill Cohen, reporter in the Ohio Public Radio TV Statehouse News Bureau
and
Mark Naymik, politics reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Ohio journalists report on the latest from their home state and its conflicted ballot box.

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Mr. Wexler Goes to Washington

Jonathan Katz, legistlative aid to Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida's 9th district
- tell us what life as a Congressional staffer is like
and
Ivy Meeropol, director
- on her documentary "The Hill"

» Congressman Wexler

» The Hill website

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UN-Intended Consequences

Paul Volcker, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman, leader of the Independent Inquiry Committee investigating the U.N. "Oil for Food" scandal
and
Jeffrey Meyer, former Senior Counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee investigating the U.N. "Oil For Food" scandal and chief editor of its reports and co-author with Mark ...

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Open Phones

Listeners weigh in on Katie Couric's first day as anchor of CBS Evening News

» Video of Katie Couric's news debut

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Paul Volcker




Paul Volcker

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Paul Volcker, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman and leader of the Independent Inquiry Committe investigating the U.N. "Oil for Food" scandal, takes questions ...

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Mark Crispin Miller




Mark Crispin Miller

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Mark Crispin Miller, NYU professor and author, argues how George Bush commited electoral fraud in Ohio. September 6, 2006.

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Jeffrey Meyer




Jeffrey Meyer

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Jeffrey Meyer, former Senior Counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee investigating the U.N. "Oil For Food" scandal jots on his notepad before discussing ...

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