Finishing the Job

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Monday, November 30, 2009

President Obama vows to “finish the job” in Afghanistan. USA Today’s Susan Page previews his speech on the war there and looks at other news from Washington. Plus, newly elected Republican city councilman Peter Koo; naming the “00’s”; Walter Isaacson; and water pollution by way of overtaxed sewage systems.


Walter Isaacson, Peter Koo and Susan Page

Washington's Week

Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today previews the president's speech on Afghanistan and talks about the status of health care reform.

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Newly Elected: Councilman Koo

City councilman-elect Peter Koo (R - Queens 20), discusses his plans for the next four years.

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Hal Turner Case

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, talks about the case against right-wing blogger and radio host Hal Turner and the FBI connection.

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Do Great Minds Think Alike?

President and CEO of The Aspen Institute, Walter Isaacson, a former chairman and CEO of CNN, and editor of TIME, reflects on what all the leaders he's known have in common in his new book, American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane.

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Overflowing with Toxins

Sewer systems in U.S. cities may be inadequately preventing environmental and public health crises. Charles Duhigg, New York Times reporter, covers the issue in his new series "Toxic Waters", exploring the waterways of cities across the U.S., including New York.

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Name the Decade

Is it the "Noughty-Aughts"? "The Era of Misplaced Anxiety"? The first decade of the millennium is ending, and New York Times reporter David Segal takes a shot at naming it.

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