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Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding In Syria

Khalil Hamra
AP Photo

Thousands of Syrians have crossed the border into neighboring countries to escape the civil war that has been raging since September of 2011. Simon Eccleshall is the head of disaster and crisis management with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. He joins us from Geneva to talk about efforts to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Also this hour: We speak with newly elected WA-01 Rep. Suzan DelBene about negotiations in Congress to avoid the "fiscal cliff," Jana Carlisle of the Partnership for Learning talks about next steps for charter schools in Washington state, Dave Beck takes a tour of the new space shuttle trainer at Seattle's Museum of Flight, and Katy Sewall talks with members of sketch comedy group The Habit about their upcoming show.