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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian anti-government demonstrators crowd Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 8, 2011 (Pedro Ugarte/Getty)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former member of Parliament in the Netherlands and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, talks about why the Muslim Brotherhood should be rejected. Plus: New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright talks about his new piece on Scientology; Joseph Nye discusses 21st Century power; and your stories about your family’s connection to the civil rights movement.

Rejecting the Muslim Brotherhood

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former member of Parliament in the Netherlands, fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, founder of the AHA Foundation, and author of Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizationsdiscusses her experience as a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Dutch parliament as she warns against religious extremism in Egypt.

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The Future of Football

Ben McGrath, staff writer at the New Yorker, talks about what the new science on the severity and regularity of concussions means for the future of football.

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21st Century Power

Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the author of The Future of Powerexplains why he believes that technology and information flows shape today's balance of global power.

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Strange Bedfellows Block Patriot Act

Julian Sanchez, research fellow at the Cato Institute, discusses the failure of the Patriot Act extension yesterday and the right-left coalition that successfully blocked it.

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Wright on Scientology

Lawrence Wright, staff writer for the New Yorker, author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11and fellow at the Center on Law and Security at the NYU School of Law, discusses his latest article about the Church of Scientology.

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Black History Month: Local Hero

Sarah Keys Evans, a Brooklyn resident and Civil Rights figure, is the subject of the book Take a Seat -- Make a Stand: A Hero in the Family. She joins Amy Nathan, the book's author, to talk about her arrest in 1952 that resulted in the end to race-based seating rules in interstate transportation.

Listeners: Call in or post your own family's Civil Rights hero story.

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