Amanpour on the Iran Deal; FDA stops 23andMe; Billy Collins

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits with his fellow P5+1 foreign ministers at the UN headquarters in Geneva, after the group concluded negotiations about Iran's nuclear program. Nov 24, 2013 (State Department/flickr)

Christiane Amanpour of CNN and ABC explains how Middle Eastern leaders are reacting to the news of a nuclear deal with Iran, and what their responses say about the deal’s chance of success. Then, the FDA has warned the genetic testing company 23andMe to stop marketing their product. We’ll take your calls if you’ve used the service to guide your medical decisions. Plus: Billy Collins, former US and New York State poet laureate, on his new collection of work.

Christiane Amanpour: Iran Negotiations Could be This Century's "Defining Issue"

Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN and contributing global affairs anchor for ABC, talks about the reaction to the nuclear deal with Iran from Middle Eastern leaders, and what it tells us about their interests and the deal's shot at success.

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When Will Work?

This Saturday is the administration's self-imposed deadline to have the insurance exchanges back up and running. Where do they stand? Amy Goldstein, Washington Post political reporter explains the progress so far and what is still left to do.  


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In Harm's Way: A Year Later

Kathleen Horan, WNYC criminal justice reporter, talks about her series profiling every child killed by gunfire in NYC, and what the victims who have died in the past year had in common.

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23andMe vs. F.D.A.

The F.D.A. warned genetic testing company 23andMe to stop marketing their product, as they need more approvals from the agency. Alice ParkTime magazine staff writer covering health, shares on the latest.

Any 23andMe users? Call us and tell us what you've done with your results and how you feel about the company's marketing promises.

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Your Rules for Protecting Your Smart Phone

Has your smart phone been stolen? Did you get it back? Either way, we've got your practical, realistic tips for protecting smart phones with a real-world tip sheet from Brian Lehrer Show listeners.

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Poetry in Motion

You probably know his work from your subway reading -- he was commissioned to write "Grand Central" to celebrate the terminal's 100th anniversary and it was reprinted on the trains and on MetroCards.  

Billy Collins, former U.S. (and New York State) Poet Laureate, professor of English at Lehman College at the City University of New York, and author of Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems (Random House, 2013), talks about that poem and those in his new collection.

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