March 3 - Navigating Between Egypt's Government and Opposition; How America's Corporate Food Cartel is Killing Us; Assad's Latest Delusion

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We begin with an update on secretary of State Kerry’s visit to Egypt where he is trying the reach out to both the opposition and government to end the political impasse and economic freefall. A specialist on Egypt at the Brookings Institution, Khaled Elgindy joins us to discuss the new Secretary of State’s delicate mission to revive a revolution at the crossroads, facing an opposition largely convinced that America has colluded with the Islamists to create a new dictatorship.   khaled el gindy

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Then we look at how the food giants have hooked America on the poison they peddle in the name of nutrition. Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Michael Moss joins us to discuss his explosive new book “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us”. We discuss how the corporate food cartel manipulates nutrition to fatten their bottom line, and the extent to which the food monopolies know they are responsible for America’s obesity epidemic, but rather than eliminate sugar, salt and fat from processed food, they are encouraging the addictions of their heavy users that feed their profits.

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Then finally we go the Syrian/Turkish border to speak with Rafif Jouejati, the English-language spokesperson for the Syrian Local Coordination Committees, the umbrella group of the Syrian opposition.  With the noose apparently tightening on the embattled regime, we discuss the latest claims made by the dictator Assad in an interview with the London Sunday Times that the British Foreign Secretary has called delusional. rafif jouejati