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January 14th Show

Coming up today, Ken Rudin, our beloved Political Junkie, will talk about the first of the confirmation hearings for President-elect Obama's cabinet picks, and President Bush's farewell session with the press corps. And of course he'll have this week's trivia question. Then, Reginald Washington, a specialist in African American genealogy, will shed light on how the White House was built using slave labor.

In our second hour, we'll talk to people who have lost everything. We'll hear about people who are victims of natural disasters. And in this sluggish economy, thousands lost everything when the stock market plummeted. And more recently, investors lost their life savings in the Bernard Madoff scam. What is it like to suddenly lose everything and completely start over? We want to hear your stories. Following that, New Yorker writer Jill Lepore will explain the new rules and battles over breast feeding, and why some women are opting out of nursing their newborns.