Somewhere In-Between

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Friday, April 08, 2011

Brooke with Hanan, a 20-year-old Cairo University student.

On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone is on the ground in Cairo. She’ll discuss her conversations with journalists and human rights workers there about post-revolution Egypt. Plus: USA Today’s Susan Page and Roll Call’s John Stanton discuss the federal budget negotiations; a call-in for mixed race people and people in interracial partnerships; Peter Godwin on Zimbabwe; and Hamilton Cain on faith.

Government Shutdown or Showdown?

John Stanton, senior writer at Roll Call and Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, discuss the possible federal government shut down unless Republicans and  Democrats reach a last minute deal.

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Open Phones: New NYC School Chancelor

Pamela Wheaton, editor of Inside Schools, discusses Bloomberg's choice of Dennis Walcott for NYC schools chancellor.

Listeners: Call us up and tell us what you think of Mayor Bloomberg's pick. Or comment here!

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Open Phones: Mixed Race

The number of mixed race kids has risen by 50% in past 10 years. Interracial relationships are also on the rise. Terry Zealand and Faye Zealand, co-founders of the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children, discuss their interracial relationship and how things have changed since they got together in the 60's. 

Listeners: Did you grow up as a mixed race child? Are you a parent of a mixed race child? Any surprises about being mixed race? Source of pride? Identity confusion? Call us up and tell us about your experience!

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Brooke Gladstone in Cairo

Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On the Media, is in Cairo and gives us her impressions, as well as an update on the Egyptian media. 

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Peter Godwin: The Fear

Peter Godwin, author of The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe, discusses his new book and provides an update on the current situation in Zimbabwe.

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Childish Ways Behind Me

Hamilton Cain, author of This Boy's Faith: Notes from a Southern Baptist Upbringing, talks about how a crisis forced him to negotiate between the secular humanism of his adult life and the religious faith of his childhood.

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