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Fort Hood Soldiers Deploy

An Army Reserve unit from Madison, Wisconsin deploys to Afghanistan today, one month after three soldiers from the unit were killed in a mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, allegedly by Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan. We speak with unit member Specialist Grant Moxon.

Legendary British Newspaperman Harold Evans

Harold Evans is the only person ever to serve as editor at both the Sunday Times and The Times of London. At those and other papers he practiced a brand of investigative journalism that uncovered injustice and exposed secrets. And, ever the optimist, Evans still believes in the power of newspapers. His entertaining new memoir is "My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times."

More NATO Troops to Afghanistan

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says that at least 25 countries will send more than 7,000 additional troops to Afghanistan next year to support President Obama's surge strategy there. We speak with the BBC's defense correspondent Nick Childs.

A Talk with Author Greg Mortenson

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Foodie Ted Allen

Ted Allen first came to fame as the food and wine makeover expert on the show "Queer Eye." He's now the host of the Food Network shows "Chopped" and "Food Detectives," and the brand ambassador for Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines. We talk to Ted about food, wine, and television.

Music from the Show

  • Kar Kar Madison, "Boubacar Traore"
  • Herbie Hancock, "Watermelon Man"
  • Radiohead, "There, There"
  • Christian McBride, "Theme for Kareem"
  • Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
  • Nathan Milstein, "Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin"
  • Dave Holland Quintet, "Full Circle"

This program aired on December 4, 2009.


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