January 10th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, Iraqi casualties, getting it wrong in New Hampshire, Rolling, Colombian hostages.
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January 10th Show

In our first hour today, we'll talk about a recent national household survey conducted by the World Health Organization that suggests the number of violent deaths in Iraq reached 150,000 between 2003 and 2006. U.S. military officials say this estimated figure is much smaller than the number of deaths cited in an earlier survey. We'll hear from guests about the disparity in the numbers and the methods and the challenges of measuring deaths in a war zone. Following that discussion, we'll talk with Pew pollster Andy Kohut about his New York Times op-ed on how and why the polls and the press got it so wrong in New Hampshire.

In our second hour, we'll talk to filmmaker and physician Gretchen Berland about her documentary entitled Rolling, a film that captures the experience of living in a wheelchair from the perspective of the people in wheelchairs. Cast-member Galen Buckwalter will also join us to talk about his story and his involvement with the film. At the end of the hour, we talk about the hostage crisis in Colombia with Juan Carlos Lecompte, the husband of former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt who has been held in captivity for nearly six years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.