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The First Lady's Calories ... Why Do They Count?

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U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia watch the Women’s World Cup while dining in the White House July 17, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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The “Beauty Shop” women discuss Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s divorce announcement, the criticism Michelle Obama received for eating a 1,700-calorie meal, and the merits of using an alleged rape victim’s name in mainstream media. Host Michel Martin speaks with American Studies Associate Professor Duchess Harris, Latina Magazine Editorial Director Galina Espinoza, politics and pop culture blogger Danielle Belton; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz.

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