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Foreign Fighters In Syria Raise Fears

Foreigners are streaming into Syria to help fight with the resistance. Host Rachel Martin talks to Thomas Hegghammer, director of terrorism research at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment in Oslo, about the growing concern that foreign fighters could hurt efforts to reach peace.
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Police Chiefs Propose Reforms To Prevent Wrong Convictions

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has just released a report saying that police need to change the way they conduct investigations to prevent wrongful convictions. Host Rachel Martin talks with Quincy, Fla., police chief Walter McNeil, former president of the chiefs association.
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How U.S. Activists Helped Push South Africa Away From Apartheid

U.S. civil rights leaders were among the first Americans to shine an international light on apartheid in South Africa. But calls for economic sanctions eventually led to wider actions, from college campuses to Wall Street. Richard Knight, project director of the African Activist Archive, remembers the role the U.S. indirectly played in South Africa's struggle.
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Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Thanksgiving with the NSA; A Dread-ful Situation for the NFL; Nuclear Decoder; Martha Stewart Cave Living,
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Conditions Deteriorate For Civilians In Syria

Government forces are blocking food deliveries to city suburbs held by opposition forces. Host Scott Simon speaks with Rafif Jouejati, spokesperson for the Local Coordination Committees for Syria, about the horrors of the humanitarian situation as the conflict drags on.
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With The Help Of Smugglers, Syrian Refugees Sneak Into Europe

Many Syrians fled their country and took refuge just across the border, planning to wait out the war. But now, a growing number are working with smugglers to get to northern Europe. The Syrians say they see no end in sight to the civil war and want to start a new life.
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Who's Carl This Time?

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: It's a Bird! It's A Plane! It's Amazon!; The Holy Doorman; Father Stealthmas.
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Opening Panel Round

Underwear Isn't The Only Thing That's Uncomfortable Around Here.
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Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about innovations to bring Detroit back, one of which is true.
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Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Why Your Uncle Is A Boar, We Wish You A Terry Christmas, The Science of Hook-Ups.

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