January 27th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, the political junkie and the State of the Union preview, and the Apple "tablet". In our second hour, Temple Grandin and Iran regime change.
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January 27th Show

Workers apply the Apple logo to the exterior of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in preparation for an Apple special event in San Francisco, California. In our first hour, we'll talk about the unveiling of a new Apple tablet computer. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Political Junkie State of the Union Preview
Tonight, President Obama heads to the Capitol to give his first State of the Union address. Two former presidential speech writers join the political junkie and host Neal Conan to talk about what he needs to say tonight to get his policy agenda back on track.

Apple "Tablet" Unveiled
It's the worst-kept secret in tech: Apple's latest game-changing gadget — the tablet. We'll find out what it is, what it's called, and if it can possibly live up to the hype.

Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin transformed the cattle industry, and changed the way people view autism. She herself is autistic and has written extensively about autism and the connection she sees between the behavior of people with autism and animal behavior. She joins Neal Conan to talk about autism, her fight for reforms in the livestock industry, and the upcoming HBO biopic about her life.

Robert Kagan on Regime Change in Iran
Since Iran's June elections, hundreds of thousands of supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi have spilled into the streets of Tehran. In today's Washington Post, columnist Robert Kagan writes that President Obama now has "a once-in-a-generation" opportunity for real, democratic change in Iran. Kagan talks about his column "How Obama can reverse Iran's dangerous course."