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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer examines the political context of the President’s proposals to curb gun violence, and what kind of obstacles there might be in Washington. Plus: Paul Barrett, author of Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun, reports on his visit to a gun trade show and the economics of the gun industry. Then, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey discusses what the supermarket chain means to food and business; and Ina May Gaskin, on her role in the midwifery movement.

President Obama's Gun Proposals

Michael Scherer, White House correspondent for Time, discusses his cover story, "The Gunfighters", and President Obama's announcement of proposals to curb gun violence.

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Guns in America: Gun Economics

Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun, reports on his visit to a gun trade show, and what the reaction was there to gun regulation news. Plus: the economics of the gun industry.

 

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Whole Foods CEO on Conscious Capitalism and Obamacare "Fascism"

John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, talks to Brian Lehrer about his book Conscious Capitalism and clarifies his comment that Obama health reform is "fascism."

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Algeria and Mali Update

Herman Cohen, director of the Africa Project at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and former assistant secretary of state for Africa, discusses the conflict in Mali that escalated with the hostage-taking in Algeria.

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Ina May Gaskin and Midwifery

Ina May Gaskin, author of the book Spiritual Midwifery and subject of the new documentary "Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives", and Mary Wigmore, who co-directed the film with Sara Lamm, discuss the midwifery movement.

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