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September 19th Show

Hi all. Busy day...but today's show looks like it's coming together quickly. Our first hour will be a discussion about U.S. contractors in Iraq. The Iraqi government recently decided to ban the private security contractor Blackwater USA after a deadly gunfight broke out in Baghdad. We'll talk about the role of American private contractors in Iraq and their participation within an ongoing military operation. Following that, our own political junkie Ken Rudin talks about Hillary Clinton's universal health care plan, the new Attorney General nominee, and the National Rifle Association's upcoming convention in Washington D.C. and the presidential candidates that are scheduled to attend.

So much has happened in the new millennium already that it's hard to image how we can possibly keep track of it all. Luckily, humorist Dave Barry has written all the note-worthy events down and compiled them in his new book, Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far). We'll review the millennium years with Dave Barry in our second hour. Afterwards, we'll talk with Rebecca Erbelding, an archivist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She recently received over one-hundred photos that were discovered in a Frankfurt basement depicting the seemingly normal day-to-day lives of senior SS officers in Auschwitz.

Enjoy today's show!