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Friday, September 12, 2008

Gen. David Petraeus says there's a long struggle ahead for the U.S. in Iraq. Hear what Gen. Petraeus has in mind for an American exit strategy. Also: States of the Union is all about Louisiana politics. We look at the role Bacardi rum has played in Cuban politics over the years. And on Please Explain: find out how microchips work!

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Gen. David Petraeus

Gen. Petraeus’s Search For a Way Out of Iraq

Gen. David Petraeus says there's a long struggle ahead for the U.S. in Iraq. Journalist Linda Robinson tells us about Gen. Petraeus’s attempts to get the war under better control, and create a workable plan for the future. Her new book is Tell Me How This Ends.

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States of the Union: Louisiana

As Louisiana continues to recover from Hurricane Gustav, we find out whether there was political fallout from the storm. Plus, a look at the legacy of Hurricane Katrina. We also hear about Senator Mary Landrieu’s re-election campaign and how Bayou State voters feel about Gov. Bobby Jindal after his first ...

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Bacardi Rum, Cuban History

The Bacardi Rum Company was once a model of industry in pre-Revolutionary Cuba. Find out what happened to Bacardi after Castro came to power, and the role rum has played in Cuban politics over the years. Tom Gjelten is the author of Bacardi and the Long Fight ...

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Please Explain: Microchips

Happy 50th birthday to the microchip! On Please Explain, find out how microchips work, what they do for us in our everyday lives, and how far they’ve come since they were first introduced 50 years ago. Dr. Simha Sethumadhavan is Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Director of ...

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