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January 13th Show

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In our first hour today, we'll be joined by Ted Koppel, NPR News Analyst and former anchor of ABC's Nightline, and David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times. Sanger has just written a book entitled, The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power. Each of them will discuss what the new administration's top foreign policy priority should be. Following that, we'll talk about the buzz surrounding the debut of the all-electric car. Sounds good on paper, but will we really want to drive it?

One week from today, Barack Obama will be sworn in as 44th president of the United States. Millions will pack the streets of Washington D.C. Hundreds will pack the Inaugural Balls. And dozens of streets will be blocked for miles. And did I mention the planned airtight security? We'll look ahead to January 20th with a reporter on Inauguration watch, a historian of the Senate, and one of the Little Rock Nine who has been invited to Obama's inauguration. Got a question about Inauguation day? Call in our blog us in our second hour. (And no, you can't sleep in the NPR building.) Then Jackie Northam, NPR's foreign desk correspondent, will discuss reports that President-elect Barack Obama may issue an executive order to close the prison camp at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay as soon as he takes office. What will it take to close Gitmo?

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