On a High Note

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On today’s show: Tarek Osman explores what has happened to Egypt since President Nasser took control of the country in 1954. Then Idina Menzel talks about her New York Philharmonic debut and her latest CD, “I Stand.” Plus, Zadie Smith discusses joining Harper’s magazine as a book reviewer. And acclaimed biographer Frank Brady discusses the meteoric rise and sad decline of the enigmatic chess genius Bobby Fischer.