DNA and French Immigration

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Monday, October 29, 2007

The French parliament has approved a strict new immigration bill. Hopeful incomers are now required to pass a language test and prove that they are familiar with French values. But most controversial is the provision that involves DNA testing. Newsweek Paris bureau chief Chris Dickey discusses the controversy. Also, London's Guardian crosses the pond; Gov. Spitzer's revised drivers' license proposal; and more about MRSA.

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Change to Spitzer's Plan

Michael Goodwin, Daily News columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner and the News' former executive editor and editorial page editor, and Chris Smith, contributing editor from New York Magazine, discuss the changes to Spitzer's drivers license plan.

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American Guardian

Michael Tomasky, editor of Guardian America, talks about the presidential race and the launch of the Guardian in the U.S., while Inigo Thomas, culture and society editor for Guardian America, discusses the use of British English in the American version of the newspaper.

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DNA and French Immigration

Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief for Newsweek magazine, joins us to discuss the new French law that allows for DNA testing of visa applicants.

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Kurt Eichenwald Explains

Kurt Eichenwald’s reporting on the internet and child pornography in the New York Times garnered much attention, including a visit to this show in January 2006. It also raised questions about where the lines lie when the journalist is also an advocate. He recently spoke to NPR media ...

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MRSA--How Dangerous is the "Superbug"?

Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic, and Tara Parker-Pope, reporter for the New York Times, explain how infectious methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is and how it's transmitted.

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