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The Leonard Lopate Show

Egypt’s Opposition Leaders

Monday, February 07, 2011

Wall Street Journal reporter Charles Levinson gives us an update on what’s happening in Egypt and looks into who is running the opposition—from Mohamed ElBaradei, to other figures you may not have heard of.

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The Takeaway

Wave of Change: Inside Egypt's Military; The Legacy of George W. Bush's 'Freedom Agenda'

Monday, February 07, 2011

This is the fifth edition of Wave of Change, a special podcast from The Takeaway, covering the mass protests in Egypt and the consequences for the wider Arab world, hosted by John Hockenberry with Celeste Headlee.

In this episode, get up to date on all the events that transpired over the weekend in Egypt; in an exclusive interview, Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times takes us inside the generational divide in the Egyptian Army; and, Bush administration deputy national security advisor Elliot Abrams tells us why he thinks George W. Bush's "freedom agenda" was right for the Arab world.

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Inside Egypt's Army, a Rift Along Generational Lines

Monday, February 07, 2011

As the tides of democracy have swirled in Egypt over the past 14 days, many questions have been raised over what the role of the nation's Army will be as Egypt transitions out of a three decade long era of autocratic rule. Widely credited with providing some semblance of order amid the chaos of the last two weeks, Egypt's Army has been portrayed as deeply respected and popular in a country with few credible institutions.

At numerous times throughout Egypt's revolution, the anti-government protesters and the Army have declared their affections for each other. However, deep inside this hallowed institution, a more complicated picture emerges. A significant divide along generational lines in Egypt's military threatens to rankle the evolving nation's future stability.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What the Revolution Means for Women

Monday, February 07, 2011

Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian feminist and author of The Hidden Face of Eve, joins Yasmin Moll, an Egyptian American PhD student from NYU, to discuss what impact the revolution may have on women's rights.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Egypt, Jobs and the Economy

Monday, February 07, 2011

Egypt will likely dominate the headlines all week, with everyone waiting to see if President Hosni Mubarak will cede to the wishes of the protesters and step down. Calli Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH in Boston, looks at what's ahead this week for the people of Egypt and its government. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC in New York, looks at the potential impact the uprising in Egypt could have on the price of oil, and on how it could impact trade on the Suez Canal.

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How Can Egypt Ensure a Peaceful Political Transition?

Monday, February 07, 2011

After fourteen days of protests, Egypt's President Mubarak claims that change is coming to his country, noting that Vice President Omar Suleiman met with opposition leaders yesterday. However, protesters dismiss the president’s claims; they want immediate action and have promised that demonstrations will continue until Mubarak steps down and the country reforms its one-party political system. How can Egyptians ensure a peaceful political transition? How has the political unrest in Egypt affected the Middle East as a whole? 

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The Mix: Cairo, Cuts, and Coughs

Friday, February 04, 2011

There's no doubt we could devote the entirety of this week's Mix to developments in Egypt. This was an historic week, and on WNYC several guests and callers - and President Obama - echoed the importance of the moment. But...let's not get completely carried away. So we've also included some of the big news closer to home, too. Andrew Cuomo's budget presentation was a stark reminder of New York's State's fiscal crisis, and Mayor Bloomberg came out guns blazing in advance of the speech, claiming that the state's education funding formulas could lead to massive teacher layoffs. But Bloomberg also took on public employee unions this week too, painting an either/or scenario when it comes to retaining workers versus meeting pension obligations. And, finally, New York continued to add public health regulations to the books, voting to ban smoking in public parks, plazas, and other outdoor areas.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Al Jazeera's Coverage of the Turmoil in Egypt

Friday, February 04, 2011

Although Al Jazeera English is not available on most U.S. cable providers, the network has emerged as a major source of information for Americans interested in what’s happening in Egypt—they're accessing the network on the Web, and live streaming of it has surged over the past week. On Friday Leonard spoke with Al Jazeera English's White House correspondent, Patty Culhane about Al Jazeera's ongoing coverage of events in Egypt.

 

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US Policy Towards Egypt Evolving With Crisis

Friday, February 04, 2011

Protests in Egypt have consistently shocked the region and the world in recent days, catching President Hosni Mubarak off guard with calls for his ousting. But President Mubarak wasn't the only one surprised by Egyptian activism; the U.S. leadership has also scrambled to adapt to a changing diplomatic situation, in a region where Egypt's stability is seen as incredibly important.

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WNYC News

In Show of Solidarity With Egyptians, Hundreds Converge on Times Square

Friday, February 04, 2011

As a nascent revolution rages in Cairo, demonstrations in support of Egyptian protestors continue to take place throughout New York City. Beginning last Saturday with a rally in front of the United Nations headquarters, a week of public organizing was capped off by a large, loud gathering on Friday in Times Square.

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The Takeaway

Wave of Change: Recapping a Tumultuous Week in Egypt; Egypt's Strategic Importance to the U.S.; Coptic Christians

Friday, February 04, 2011

This is the fourth edition of Wave of Change, a special podcast from The Takeaway, covering the mass protests in Egypt and the consequences for the wider Arab world, hosted by John Hockenberry with Celeste Headlee.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Crackdown on the Press in Egypt

Friday, February 04, 2011

Patty Culhane, the Washington correspondent for Al Jazeera English, talks about Al Jazeera’s coverage of the protests in Egypt, the latest developments in the ongoing turmoil there, and the recent crackdown on the press.

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WQXR News

Protesters Flood Tahrir Square on 'Day of Departure'

Friday, February 04, 2011

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More than 100,000 protesters have been pouring into Tahrir Square in Egypt's capital Cairo as pressure to remove President Hosni Mubarak mounts, according to the Associated Press.

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It's A Free Blog

In Egypt, Reflections of a World Not Safe for Journalism

Friday, February 04, 2011

There is great alarm in America about a great many things in Egypt, including the treatment of journalists during recent anti-government protests. The ugly truth, however, predates the Egyptian crisis of the last ten days and spills far beyond the streets of Cairo. Eighty-seven journalists were murdered worldwide in 2010. And that's not taking into account the journalists who have been assaulted, kidnapped, harassed or otherwise suffered violence in the line of duty.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Egypt Means to Israel

Friday, February 04, 2011

Neil MacFarquhar, UN bureau chief for the New York Times, and Sheera Frenkel, special correspondent in Jerusalem for McClatchy Newspapers, talk about how the Israeli government is reacting both publicly and privately to the events unfolding in Egypt.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Egypt and U.S. Policy

Friday, February 04, 2011

Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign RelationsDaily Beast contributor, and author of Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy, weighs in on the uprising in Egypt, what U.S. policy should be toward the country, and how "the devil we know" might be preferable to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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The Takeaway

Obama Administration Discusses Plans for Interim Government in Egypt

Friday, February 04, 2011

The New York Times has reported that the Obama administration is discussing a proposal with Egyptian officials for President Hosni Mubarak to step down immediately and hand over power to Vice President Omar Suleiman. Under this proposal, Suleiman would run a transitional government until elections are held later this year. Before being appointed to the vice presidency last week, Suleiman was the coordinator of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program.

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The Takeaway

Is Egypt Ready for a Democracy?

Friday, February 04, 2011

Omar Khalifa, the managing director at Egypt’s O Media told The Takeaway that, although he believes in freedom, he feels that his country is not yet ready for a Democratic government. But is a country ever ready for the messiness of democracy?

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The Takeaway

From Anderson Cooper to Christiane Amanpour: When Journalists Can't Bear Witness

Friday, February 04, 2011

A systemic crackdown on journalists by the Egyptian government has threatened reporters and news anchors - and in some cases, sent them fleeing for safety. Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, explains what's at stake if the news media are no longer there to bear witness to the increasingly volatile uprisings. 

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The Takeaway

Coptic Christians Have High Hopes for New Egyptian Leadership

Friday, February 04, 2011

Copts are native Egyptian Christians who make up about 10 percent of the Egyptian population. Their history in the country is deep, and as a religious minority, Copts have experienced discrimination and sometimes persecution under Mubarak. However, amidst the current unrest, Copts fear that an unstable government might give way for to powers even more unkind to Christians.

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