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The Gates Hearings

Iraq is dominating confirmation hearings for secretary of defense nominee Robert Gates, who is answering questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Guest: Peter Grier, The Christian Science Monitor

A Look at the Iraq Study Group

Dr. Phebe Marr, former senior fellow at the congressionally-funded U.S. Institute for Peace, is an Iraqi specialist and who has briefed the Iraq Study Group.

Foal Fowl

Consumer Reports has found an increase in contaminated chicken. Jean Halloran, food safety expert at the magazine, shares some tips for handling and cooking chicken.

New York Says No to Trans Fats

New York City is the first in the nation to ban trans fats in restaurant foods. Trans fats, normally found in partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, has been linked to heart disease by raising a person's bad cholesterol. We get reaction from some restaurant owners in the Big Apple.

Mountain Man

Ed Viesters who has climbed the 14 mountains over 8,000 meters high. And he is only one of 12 persons to have climbed them and he did so without supplementing oxyogen.

This program aired on December 5, 2006.

Robin Young Twitter Co-Host, Here & Now
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