Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The investigation continues into the source of E.coli contaminated spinach. We’ll hear several perspectives on this latest outbreak and new efforts to reduce the incidence of food borne illness.
- Senator Richard Durbin U.S. Senator, Dem, Illinois, Minority Whip
- Robert Brackett director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Sciences, Food and Drug Administration
- David Gombas vice president for science and technical affairs, United Fresh Produce Association
- William Schultz former Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner, 1994 to 1998
- Caroline Smith DeWaal director of food safety for the Center for Science in the Public Interest
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