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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to cut the defense budget by eight percent over the next ten years.

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce $450 billion in cuts from the defense budget over the next ten years. Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, explains the implications for foreign policy. Also, the new documentary Louder Than a Bomb depicts the world’s largest youth poetry slam, which happens every year in Chicago. But what happens when you try to share this quintessentially Chicago story with kids in other countries? Co-director Jon Siskel tells Worldview about his global experiences screening the film as part of a U.S. State Department initiative. And on Global Activism, Aliya de Grazia tells us about some of the big changes taking place in Mulot, Kenya, now that the village has clean water.

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