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Thursday, August 06, 2009

We'll discuss the options for the future of the prison at Guantanamo Bay with Jonathan Mahler and attorney Chisun Lee. Then, Nora Ephron on her latest film "Julie & Julia." And we’ll hear about Melanie Gideon's memoir about her quest to cope with middle age. Plus, the Washington Post’s Thomas E. Ricks gives us an update on Iraq. And our latest Underreported is about North Korea's secret Office 39.

The Future of Guantanamo Bay

Jonathan Mahler, author of The Challenge, about the Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which ruled that detainees have the right to a federal trial, and Chisun Lee, a lawyer and a reporter for ProPublica, discuss the future of Guantanamo and President Obama's plans for the prison. ...

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Nora Ephron

Screenwriter and director Nora Ephron discusses her new movie "Julie & Julia," based on the blog and book by Julie Powell, which chronicles her year cooking every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child's seminal cook book. The film tells Julie's story alongside the story ...

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The Slippery Year

Melanie Gideon's memoir The Slippery Year is an exuberant meditation on life at middle age, when thing haven’t turned out as you might have expected. It chronicles a year in which Gideon confronts the fantasies of her fading youth as well and the realities of life with a husband, ...

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Update on Iraq

In early July, U.S. combat troops withdrew from the urban areas in Iraq. Thomas E. Ricks, author of The Gamble and Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, joins us for a look at whether the situation in Iraq’s cities has changed much since U.S.-led forces ...

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Underreported: Counterfeiting in Korea

Vanity Fair contributing editor David Rose investigates North Korea's Office 39, a secret department within North Korea’s government. Office 39 manages Kim Jong Il's multi-billion-dollar personal bank accounts; it also allegedly produces counterfeit currency, cigarettes, and pharmaceuticals, and organizes the sale of heroin, crystal methamphetamine, and other drugs. David Rose's ...

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