- Afghanistan election
After an hour's extension to allow more voting, the polls have closed in Afghanistan. Officials there report turnout was down, but improved as the day went on. Three writers who have spent time in Afghanistan talk about the politics, security and U.S. foreign policy.9:06 a.m.
Elizabeth Rubin: writes for the New York Times Magazine. Her article on Hamid Karzai was the August 9 cover story for the magazine.
Ann Scott Tyson: military reporter for the Washington Post. She was embedded with Marines in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
Isobel Coleman: senior fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her forthcoming book has a chapter on women in Afghanistan. The book is titled "Paradise Beneath Her Feet: Women and Reform in the Middle East."
- Preview of a nuclear Iran on NPR
NPR correspondent Mike Shuster talks about Iran and how that country's nuclear ambitions are shaping the politics of the region and U.S. foreign policy response.9:45 a.m.
Mike Shuster: NPR diplomatic correspondent. The series The Challenges of a Nuclear Iran airs August 23 through August 27 on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Sunday.
- Au Revoir to All That
Writer Mike Steinberger didn't believe the talk of a decline in French cuisine, but then he went to France and discovered it was worse than he imagined. In his new book, he chronicles what's gone wrong with the French food industry.10:06 a.m.
Michael Steinberger: writes about wine for Slate. His newest book is "Au Revoir to All That."
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