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Week In The News: Protests Across The World

Budget battle from Washington to Wisconsin. A deadly attack on US agents in Mexico. Spreading protest in the Middle East. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Bahrain Protests (AP)

A Bahraini anti-government demonstrator lies injured on a stretcher as Bahraini anti-government demonstrators take him to hospital in Manama, Bahrain. (AP)

This week, protests keep rolling across the Middle East, in Libya, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, and Bahrain — where the state cracked down hard. Here at home, the President unveiled a new budget plan, and got an earful from GOP leaders demanding bigger, deeper cuts.

Thousands in Wisconsin turned out to protest a bill that would squeeze the ability of public employees to organize. And the killing of a U.S. federal agent in Mexico could mean a new escalation in the Drug War.

This hour our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Guests:

Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for McClatchy newspapers.

Jonathan Broder, senior defense and foreign policy editor for Congressional Quarterly.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

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Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

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Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

 
Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

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Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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