Americans Are Too Fat and Too Hungry
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Despite America's obesity epidemic, recent studies say tens of millions of people, including children, go hungry. What's the Obama Administration doing? What can you do? Is “food insecurity” a matter of politics as well as economics? Also, a meeting of the minds between President Obama and India's Manmohan Singh, and Asia has a reputation for scandal in soccer. Now 200 Europeans are under investigation for fixing matches.
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Obama, India and Afghanistan ()
At a White House news conference this morning with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama gave a preview of how he'll explain his decision about Afghanistan. He vowed to "dismantle and degrade" the capabilities of al Qaeda and other extremists, and called Afghanistan's stability crucial to that process. Rajiv Chandrasekaran is senior correspondent and associate editor at the Washington Post.
Americans Are Too Fat and Too Hungry ()
President Obama has repeated his campaign pledge to reduce "the trend of rising hunger," which recent reports call worse than ever. They contend that 49 million people struggled to get enough food last year, and that 50% of American children will be on food stamps before they grow up. We hear what the Obama Administration is trying to do, and hear from a skeptic who says "food insecurity" is not as bad as it's made out to be. How can there be hunger and obesity at the same time? Can charities solve the problem? Is "food insecurity" about politics as well as economic necessity?
- Joel Berg: Executive Director, New York City Coalition Against Hunger
- Robert Rector: Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation, @Heritage
- Kevin Concannon: Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, USDA
- Peter Goodman: National Economic Correspondent, New York Times, @petersgoodman
Match-fixing Scandal Shocks Soccer World ()
When Real Salt Lake defeated the LA Galaxy this week in Major League Soccer, it was bigger news in Europe than in the US. But now soccer fans around the world are preoccupied with a scandal far from China, Hong Kong and Singapore, where soccer games have been contaminated by match-fixing. Seventeen people have been arrested and some 200 are said to be under investigation in several European countries. Jamie Trecker is senior soccer writer for Fox Sports and author of Love & Blood, about the 2006 World Cup.
- Jamie Trecker: Senior Soccer Writer, FoxSports.com
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