CPAC 2011

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Monday, February 14, 2011

The CPAC conference over the weekend took the pulse of the GOP in 2011 and looking forward to 2012.  Two bloggers who attended the weekend’s events react to what they saw.  Plus: Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering looks at the dramatic changes in Egypt; a look at love and dating online; a new radio documentary Back of the Bus looks at transportation and civil rights; and the first of our five part series on Oscar nominated documentaries looks at the film Wasteland. 

Checking in on CPAC

Jim Geraghty, columnist and blogger for the National Review, and C. Claudio Simpkins, conservative political commentator and guest-blogger for It's A Free Country, talk about what they saw at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Egypt in the Eyes of the USA

Ambassador Thomas Pickering of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy reflects on what the Egyptian revolution will mean for the American relationship to Egypt and the rest of the Middle East.

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Loving Online

Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner's latest documentary "When Strangers Click: Five Stories from the Internet," takes a look at relationships in the digital age. He joins us along with Marc Weiss, the film's producer, to talk about the documentary (which premiers tonight on HBO), and to take your calls about love and dating online.

Are you in a relationship with someone you've never met? Tell us about it. Leave your story below!

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Egypt: Behind the Scenes

David Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent  for The New York Times, files "The Washington Report" for WQXR, and is the author of The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power. He joins us today to go behind the scenes of Egypt's regime change, and to explain the organization there and the U.S. response.

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Back of the Bus

WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog Andrea Bernstein and independent public radio reporter Nancy Solomon join us to talk about the new documentary "Back of the Bus: Race, Mass Transit, and Inequality."

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Waste Land"

This is the first in our series this week highlighting films nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the Oscars.

Vik Muniz, artist and subject of the documentary "Waste Land," joins us to talk about the film which chronicles his photography of garbage pickers in the world's largest garbage dump in Brazil.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries

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