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Monday, January 13, 2014

U.S. Military personnel holding the US flag, Iraq flag, and the US Forces Iraq colors during a ceremony signifying the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq. December 15, 2011 (Mario Tama/Getty)

Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds | World Powers & Iran Reach Deal on Nuclear Program | 300,000 Still Without Water in West Virginia | Balancing Regulation & The Need to Create Jobs | Can You Teach Entrepreneurship? | War on Film: A Changing Story, Changing Box Office

Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds

Al Qaeda flags now fly over Fallujah and Ramadi, two of the major conflict zones for American troops throughout the Iraq War. For U.S. veterans who fought in the region, that news is hard to hear. Marine Michael Zacchea suffered severe injuries in a fire-fight in 2004 during what is known as the second battle of Fallujah. Benjamin Busch served two combat tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps infantry officer. David Retske is a former UAV pilot who served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. Together they reflect on Al Qaeda's resurgence. 

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Can You Teach Entrepreneurship?

More college students than ever want to become entrepreneurs, and universities across the country have been racing to meet the increasing demand for formal training in the subject. But can you really teach someone to become successful? 

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War on Film: Bridging The Civilian-Military Divide

On and off film, war isn't what it used to be. Nowadays, it seems like war films may represent a dual yearning to revisit combat experiences by those who served, and a desire to better understand conflicts by those who haven't. Award winning film author and lecturer Robert McKee has done extensive research on the depiction of war in the movies. He discusses how public sentiment and the kinds of wars we fight have changed what we see on the screen, and how the box office performs. 

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Today's Highlights | January 13, 2014

On Today's Program: A nuclear-free Iran looks to be on the horizon, after Iran and six world powers agreed Sunday to put in place an interim accord that will curtail Iran's nuclear program...About 300,000 people in and around Charleston, West Virginia woke up for the fourth morning in a row without access to water...A look at the push and pull between the need for regulation and the need for industry to provide jobs and grow.

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Eric Goebelbecker

Darth Vader sounds Russian? Are you really that stupid?

Vader is Dutch for father. But I guess that's close to Russian for Hockenberry, which sound Korean to me.

Jan. 20 2014 04:01 PM

Please see if there is a connection between the west virginia chemical leak and fracking. Dont they both endanger our water?!

Jan. 13 2014 05:45 PM

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