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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.

 
Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits in the cockpit of an F-15i fighter jet at an airforce base in southern Israel, Aug. 11, 2009. (AP)

The Atlantic magazine’s Jeffrey Goldberg says Israel is preparing right now to bomb Iran. We get his report, and a critique of bombing to stop “the bomb” in Iran.

 
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Apr 22, 2014
In this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks a news conference in New York where he and dozens of shooting survivors and victims' relatives called on Congress and President Obama to tighten gun laws and enforcement. The former New York mayor, a billionaire and advocate of firearms regulation, plans to spend $50 million this year setting up a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling gun-control supporters to the polls. (AP)

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new $50 million dollar push for gun control. We’ll look at the plan to take on Washington and the gun lobby.

Apr 21, 2014
In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP)

Gabriel García Márquez and his spell of magical realism. We’ll cast it again, in remembrance.

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Apr 18, 2014
This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of the moon, they announced Thursday, April 3, 2014. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. (AP)

Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

 
Apr 18, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has urged an end to the blockade of Moldova’s separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Trans-Dniester, located in eastern part of Moldova on border with Ukraine, has run its own affairs without international recognition since a 1992 war. Russian troops are stationed there.  (AP)

Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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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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