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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

  • Antiwar Candidate Donna Edwards Defeats Incumbent Rep. Albert Wynn in Key Maryland Primary

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    Antiwar Democrat Donna Edwards joins us to talk about her defeat of eight-term Congress member Albert Wynn in Tuesday’s primary vote. The Maryland race had been described as "a bellwether contest in the fight for the soul of the Democratic Party." If Edwards wins in November, she’ll be the first African American woman elected to Congress from Maryland. [includes rush transcript]

  • In Defense of Food: Author, Journalist Michael Pollan on Nutrition, Food Science and the American Diet

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    Acclaimed author and journalist Michael Pollan argues that what most Americans are consuming today is not food but "edible food-like substances." His previous book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post. His latest book, just published, is called In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. [includes rush transcript]