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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The new book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, has created controversy over the revelations of embarrassing statements and actions by prominent political figures during the 2008 elections. Hear the authors discuss the book. Plus, Harold Ford Jr.’s senate candidacy; getting salt out of food; and forgiveness in Buddhism.

Guests:

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

Harold Ford Driving the Conversation

The 2010 Senate race field may get more crowded with Harold Ford, Jr. "strongly considering" challenging Kirsten Gillibrand in the Democratic primary. Liz Benjamin of the Daily News breaks down the latest.

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Medical Marijuana Passes in NJ

The New Jersey legislature passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana yesterday. Roseanne Scotti, New Jersey state director of the Drug Policy Alliance discusses this bill.

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Confronting the Unknown

Artist Jerry McGill was paralyzed after being shot by a stray bullet on his way to a party when he was twelve. He writes of his struggle in the form of a letter in his book Dear Marcus: Speaking To The Man Who Shot Me (iUniverse.com, 2009).

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Campaign Confidential

Co-authors of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (Harper, 2010), John Heilemann, national political columnist for New York Magazine, and Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst at Time Magazine, got the scoop on the 2008 election.

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Forgiveness

Krista Tippett, host of American Public Media's Speaking of Faith, on Buddhism, Christianity, and forgiveness in the context of Brit Hume's suggestion that Tiger Woods should convert to Christianity.

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Heart Health: Worth One's Salt

The latest health initiative by the Bloomberg administration is to limit the salt intake by New Yorkers. Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition at NYU and the author of Food Politics, discusses how the measures could affect your eating habits.

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Loud City Map

from thetruthabout on flickr

from thetruthabout on flickr

 

Do you wince every time a squealing train pulls into the station? On the Brian Lehrer Show on Monday, January 11th, we talked about noise in the city and hearing ...

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