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'Forward Command Post' Toy Prompts Debate

A new toy on the market, Forward Command Post, is a bombed-out model of a house complete with realistic debris. Critics say the bullet-riddled shell might be anxiety-provoking for children. Others say it's no more violent than many other toys. Hear from NPR's Jacki Lyden and Yale child psychologist Dr. Dorothy Singer.

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Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.