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Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 11:00 AM
In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone, Syrian anti-government protesters carry the coffin of an activist who was killed in Quaboun near Damascus, Syria, April 23.

We peer into the uprising and brutal crackdown in Syria. Will the “Arab Spring” come to a grinding halt at Syria’s doorstep, or will it sweep away the Assad regime along with the others?

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Is there a proper way to spell the name of Libya’s leader?

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Friday, February 18, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Bahrain Protests

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.

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Monday, February 7, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Yemeni students chant slogans calling on their president Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave the government in Sanaa, Yemen, 2011. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

We listen to voices from across the Arab world on the spreading protests – and ask what happens next.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

NYTimes columnist Nicholas Kristof joined us live from Cairo on Thursday. Here’s his report on the dangerous atmosphere pervading the city.

 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, march towards anti-Mubarak protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Feb.2, 2011. (AP)

Violence and turmoil in Cairo as pro- and anti-government supporters clash. We fill our airwaves with Egyptian voices.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Demonstrators deface a poster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria Egypt, Jan. 25, 2011. (AP)

First Tunisia. Now Egypt, with riots. Tear gas, and blood in the streets. We look at what’s unfolding in the Arab world.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan joins us Wednesday for an in-depth hour on Islam and its dynamics with the West. See him recently debating Christopher Hitchens.

 
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Sept. 14, 2010. (AP)

You can call them the last optimists. As new peace talks kick off in Egypt, we hear from Palestinians and Israelis who say peace has a chance.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The Atlantic vs. Salon.com? Tensions are running high between two big blogosphere figures, following our segment Thursday, “Airstrikes, Israel, and Iran.” Read their exchanges after our show.

 
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Apr 23, 2014
In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. Aereo is one of several startups created to deliver traditional media over the Internet without licensing agreements. (AP)

The Supreme Court looks at Aereo, the little startup that could cut your cable cord and up-end TV as we’ve known it. We look at the battle. Plus: a state ban on affirmative action in college admissions is upheld. We’ll examine the implications.

Apr 23, 2014
Attendees of the 2013 Argentina International Coaching Federation meet for networking and coaching training. (ICF)

The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.

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Apr 22, 2014
This undated handout photo, taken in 2001, provided by the Museum of the Rockies shows a bronze cast of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as the Wankel T.rex, in front of the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. (AP)

As a new Tyrannosaurus Rex arrives at the Smithsonian, we’ll look at its home – pre-historic Montana – and the age when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

 
Apr 22, 2014
Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in the town of Suwayrah, 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 21, 2014. Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed and wounded dozens on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. (AP)

We look at Iraq now, two years after Americans boots marched out. New elections next week, and the country on the verge of all-out civil war.

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The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

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Our Week In The Web: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Space moon oceans, Gabriel García Márquez and the problems with depressing weeks in the news. Also: important / unnecessary infographics that help explain everyone’s favorite 1980′s power ballad.

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Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

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