On the Phone: Jeremy Herb, The Hill Staff Writer
Topic: Guest will provide a recap of meetings this week in Washington between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama as well as the future of Afghanistan and U.S. involvement in the region.
David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council Climate & Clean Air Program Policy Director and Myron Ebell, Competitive Enterprise Institute Center for Energy & Environment Director
Topic: The debate on climate change following the release this week of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report which found that 2012 was the hottest year on record for the contiguous 48 states and the second-worst in terms of extreme weather events like tornadoes, wildfires and drought. NOAA scientists added that they expect to see continued significant heat and rain events and more drought.
Mark Hosenball, Reuters Senior National Security Correspondent
Topic: Guest will discuss his recent story for Reuters about how senators are investigating CIA sources consulted by the filmmakers of “Zero Dark Thirty.” The senate review specifically concerns scenes in the movie that imply enhanced interrogation techniques were successful in producing information about the location of Osama bin Laden.
Sarah Klein, Center for Science in the Public Interest Food Safety Attorney
Topic: Guest will discuss the FDA’s new food safety rules, which would require farmers and food companies to follow a stricter set of guidelines and procedures with the goal of preventing foodborne death and illness.