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Month of November , 2006
Chinese and Russian reaction to elections (3:15) November 8, 2006permalink
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on Chinese reaction to the US elections. Some Chinese worry that if the Democrats have more power in Washington, they may try to influence trade relations between China and the United States. But most Chinese analysts tend to think the relationship between the two countries will remain steady no matter who controls what in Washington.
Gaza attack report (4:25) November 8, 2006permalink
Palestinians in Gaza say 18 people were killed today when Israeli tank fire hit a home in the town of Beit Hanoun. Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas has called the incident a massacre. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is expressing regret and offering humanitarian aid. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.
Rumsfeld resignation report (3:30) November 8, 2006permalink
The World's Jessie Graham has the latest on the resignation today of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Borzou Daragahi about how Rumsfeld's resignation is being received by Iraqi government officials, US troops and generals. Daragahi is the Baghdad bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times.
US foreign policy interview (6:30) November 8, 2006permalink
Achor Lisa Mullins speaks with US General Bernard Trainor about the challenges ahead for newly named Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Gates takes over the reigns from Donald Rumsfeld, who resigned his post today. Also are comments from Michael Gordon, New York Times Pentagon correspondent.
Global Hit - The Encyclopedia of Popular Music November 8, 2006permalink
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks Colin Larkin, editor of "The Encyclopedia of Popular Music." Larkin lived with a traveling fair as a child. The rides didn't impress him. He was more excited by the American records he heard at the fairgrounds. Today, Larkin uses that experience in his work as editor of "The Encyclopedia of Popular Music."
Entire program - November 9 November 9, 2006permalink
Gates and Iraq report (4:30) November 9, 2006permalink
President Bush has nominated former CIA chief Robert Gates to replace Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The World's Matthew Bell reports on the implications for US foreign policy.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Raymond Tanter, a professor and scholar who is carrying out policy research on Iran and Iraq, about how policies toward those countries might undergo some changes under the new US Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates.
US spending in pro-democracy efforts in Iran (4:35) November 9, 2006permalink
The World's Jeb Sharp reports that the US government is spending millions of dollars to fund pro-democracy efforts in Iran. But some Iranian dissidents think this does more harm than good.