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Monday, January 14, 2013

U.S Army Sgt. 1st Class David Banks, from Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, moves through Pana, Afghanistan, during a cordon and search, June 9, 2007. (US Army/Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel/U.S. Army)

General Stanley McChrystal reflects on his tenure as Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and looks ahead to the military's next steps there. Plus: Jon Huntsman on bipartisanship; Robert Lustig explains the role of sugar in the obesity crisis; and the state of Haiti three years after it was hit by a devastating earthquake.

Gov. Jon Huntsman on Bipartisan Cooperation

Brian Lehrer talks with Jon Huntsman, former Governor of Utah and would-be Republican presidential candidate, about his new leadership role in the group No Labels.

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Monday Morning Politics

Gun laws, debt ceilings, trillion dollar coins and high-level appointments. Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, discusses the latest news from Washington.

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Not Sweet on Sugar

Robert Lustig, pediatric endocrinologist and obesity expert, author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease, offers his take on the link between sugar and the public health obesity crisis and what to do about it.

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal Looks Back

Brian Lehrer talks with Stanley McChrystal, former Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan and author of My Share of the Task: A Memoir.

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Haiti: Three Years Later

Amy Wilentz, author of The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier and Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, and Laurent DuBois, professor of History at Duke University and the author of the 2012 book, now in paperback, Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, look at what’s changed in the three years since the devastating earthquake.

It can be difficult to know where to make a contribution to the ongoing relief and development effort in Haiti. Ms. Wilentz and Prof. DuBois gave us three recommendations.

*CODEP-The Comprehensive Development Project works on reforestation and self-sufficiency projects in rural Haiti.

*Partners in Health-Provides "preferential medical care" to Haiti's poorest citizens.

*Ti Kay Haiti-Dr. Megan Coffee treats and works to prevent Tuberculosis and HIV in Port-au-Prince.

 

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President Obama Press Conference

Ben Smith, editor in chief of Buzzfeed, gives his analysis of the President's press conference, originally scheduled for 11:15 this morning. It will be the final press conference in his first term. 

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