Show rundown for 12/2/2004

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Pentagon Will Boost Troop Strength

The Pentagon is announcing an increase in troop strength in Iraq by an additional 12,000 troops in advance of January's elections there.

Nations, United

A report out today offers ideas for reform of the U.N. We talk about the future of the world body. Also, Calls for U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to resign are mounting.

Cuts to Science Foundation in New Budget

Congress passed an omnibus spending bill that cuts the budget of the National Science Foundation. Republican Representative Vernon Ehlers of Michigan is not happy about the cuts.

Baseball on Steroids

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that New York Yankee Jason Giambi admitted in grand jury testimony last year to using steroids. We talk with Only a Game host Bill Littlefield about what this means for baseball.

Chronicle of Red Sox 2004

Bob Oakes talks with Stewart O'Nan, co-author of a book with Stephen King about the 2004 Red Sox.

This program aired on December 2, 2004.


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