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George McGovern on World Hunger

“Ending hunger is a greater moral imperative now than ever before, because for the first time humanity has the instruments in hand to defeat this cruel enemy at a reasonable cost,” writes former Presidential candidate George McGovern in his new book, “The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger in Our Time.” Along with former Senator Bob Dole, McGovern is urging that 5 billion of the $40 billion allocated to the war on terrorism be used to fight world hunger. With less hunger, McGovern argues, the ability of people like Osama bin Laden to cultivate followers among the desperately poor would diminsh. On the day before most Americans will eat a huge Thanksgiving meal, George McGovern joins us to discuss world hunger.

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George McGovern, former Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate in 1972, author of “The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger In Our Time”

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Apr 22, 2014
In this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks a news conference in New York where he and dozens of shooting survivors and victims' relatives called on Congress and President Obama to tighten gun laws and enforcement. The former New York mayor, a billionaire and advocate of firearms regulation, plans to spend $50 million this year setting up a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling gun-control supporters to the polls. (AP)

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new $50 million dollar push for gun control. We’ll look at the plan to take on Washington and the gun lobby.

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In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP)

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This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of the moon, they announced Thursday, April 3, 2014. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. (AP)

Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

 
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