In Depth Show Blog – October 21, 2013

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

On the show today:


Rob Post
Former Associate Executive Director at USDA’s
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

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The man who helped create food nutrition labels and replaced the food pyramid with the My Plate initiative is retiring. Robert Post is now the former Executive Director and the Associate Executive Director of Agriculture Department’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. He tells Federal News Radio’s Sean McCalley he feels lucky his work affects millions of Americans every single day.

Gen. John Campbell
Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Army

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The Defense Department has had a rocky start to fiscal 2014. The road ahead doesn’t look any easier, but the Pentagon is trying the make the best of a bad situation. Gen. John Campbell, the vice chief of staff of the Army, shares his insight from the annual conference of the Association of the U.S. Army, which began Monday.

David Hawkings
Senior Editor
Roll Call

The dust from the government shutdown is starting to settle, but another budget crisis might be right around the corner. David Hawking, senior editor at Roll Call, joins In Depth to discuss the looming congressional budget battles.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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The end of the government shutdown had Washington breathing a sigh of relief. But outside the Beltway, the consequences seemed to be more serious than they were here. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes about the reasons in his column today.

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