Robert Gates; NJ State of the State; A-Rod; Skyscrapers; Mo Rocca

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

As Secretary of Defense in both the Bush and Obama White Houses, Robert Gates played a role in the two defining wars of our time. Secretary Gates reflects on his career and the tensions between military policy and domestic politics. Then: on the heels of Bridgegate, what is the state of the state of New Jersey? New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney analyzes Chris Christie's SOTS address. Plus: What A-Rod's suspension reveals about professional doping regimens, a look at modern skyscrapers and Mo Rocca joins us to take listener calls.

Seven (New) Things We Learned from Robert Gates

Robert Gates, former CIA chief and Secretary of Defense under Bush and Obama, discusses his new book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary At Work. Here: seven things we learned from Gates, from Hillary Clinton's "surprising" hawkishness to whether the Obama administration is being too aggressive in going after leakers.

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Steve Sweeney: New Jersey State of the State

New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney takes us through New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's State of the State address, and discusses what's ahead for New Jersey in the coming year.

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A-Rod's Routine: A Day in the Life of a Major-League Doper

The Alex Rodriguez court documents have given us a window into the (alleged) routine of a super-doper -- and it's pretty weird. From testosterone lozanges to three injections a day, Steve Eder of The New York Times describes the lengths some athletes will go to get an edge.

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Now Even Taller

Judith Dupré, architectural historian and the author of the updated Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2014), and Richard Cook, founding partner of COOKFOX Architects whose projects include the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park and the Stephen Sondheim theater, talk about the latest in building extremely tall buildings.

EVENT: Judith Dupré and Rick Cook are joined by architect Adrian Smith to discuss "Supertall, Supergreen" tonight at 6pm at NYPL 

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AMA: Ask Mo Anything

Mo Rocca, host of the Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli", panelist on "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" (and lots more) discusses the new season of his show and takes listener calls.

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