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The Brian Lehrer Show

Egypt 101: Your Questions Answered

Monday, January 31, 2011

What are your questions about the situation in Egypt? Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and fellow at the Saban Center for middle East Policy, has answers.

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Egypt and the US: How Will They Proceed?

Monday, January 31, 2011

WNYC
What seemed to us, or to much of America, to be a helpful calm in Egypt, and Egypt that was run by a secular strong man, may have in fact had significant radiating results that we are only now coming to terms with.

David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times on the Brian Lehrer Show

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Egypt Protests One Week In

Monday, January 31, 2011

This is Egypt focusing on Egypt. Yes, Mubarak has been one of the major allies of US administrations for decades now, and they knew very well that he was a dictator and ran a police state, but this revolution is about getting rid of his tyranny and his dictatorship of 30 years. It has nothing to do with the US and Israel. It has everything to do with Egypt saying this it the time for our freedom and dignity..

Mona Eltahawycolumnist and public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Update on Egypt

Monday, January 31, 2011

Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy, joins us from Doha, Qatar, to give an update on what’s happened in Egypt over the weekend, plans for tomorrow’s nation-wide strike, and what the impact of the protests have been throughout the region.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: What's Next for Egypt? Sudan Votes for Secession

Monday, January 31, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians are still in the streets to call for an end to the three-decade rule of President Hosni Mubarak. At issue for many protesters is the dire standard of living. How can a new government make things better? And here at home, as the country is trying to pull itself out of a recession, we look at whether unrest in Egypt have an impact on the American economy?

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The Takeaway

The Egyptian Military, Loyal to the People?

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Egyptian military has had a major hand in the country's government since it helped overthrow the monarchy back in 1952. Since then, it has been an institution respected and feared by the people and government of Egypt. Now, the military is at a crossroads, as protests have broken out across the country calling for the removal of President Hosni Mubarak. Sent into disperse crowds, many soldiers have embraced them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Uprising in Egypt

Monday, January 31, 2011

Mona Eltahawycolumnist and public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues, Amira Al HussainiGlobal Voices Online regional editor for the Middle East and North Africa, continue the conversation about protests in the region.

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It's A Free Blog

When Quiet Diplomacy May Beat Grandstanding

Monday, January 31, 2011

WNYC

On Friday, Americans discovered they didn’t need a television to catch the most gripping program around – and that, in most parts of the country, TV wouldn’t help them.

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, January 31, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on the protests in Egypt and why the U.S. is responding with caution.

WNYC News

PHOTOS | In New York, Hundreds Rally to Support Egyptian Protesters

Monday, January 31, 2011

PHOTOS: Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City this weekend calling for the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

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WNYC News

Muslim New Yorkers Watch Egypt Protests With Hope and Fear

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Many Muslim New Yorkers said they felt moved by the events in Egypt, as protests in the Egyptian capital of Cairo calling for the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continued over the weekend and hundreds gathered at the United Nations in New York in a show of solidarity.

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WNYC News

At Anti-Mubarak Rally, Anger and Optimism from Egyptians

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City Saturday, calling for the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. They were optimistic about Egypt's future, though many complained that it was time for the United States government to start supporting the Egyptian people and not their dictator.

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It's A Free Country ®

The Mix: From Washington To Cairo

Friday, January 28, 2011

Welcome to It's A Free Country's The Mix, where we take some of the notable clips from this week's news and mix 'em up. Remember the State of the Union address? This week felt like it was split in two - pre- and post-game for President Obama's big speech; and then all attention turned to the Middle East, where pro-democracy protests spread from Tunisia to Yemen and then, on Friday, rocked the streets of Egypt.

The Mix reflects this week's two halves, with clips from our coverage of the State of the Union followed by the reaction to the Arab protests from Hillary Clinton; Yemeni blogger Walid Al-Saqaf offering a word of caution;Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign relations talking about the implications of Egypt's protests; and write Mona Eltahawy with an optimistic view of the spread of democracy.

[beats from Sabzi and J. Cole]

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The Leonard Lopate Show

All Eyes on Egypt

Friday, January 28, 2011

Watching events unfold in Egypt, it’s hard to believe that I was there 3 weeks ago. I went as part of a tour that whisked us around the country, seeing all of its incredible ancient sites. With a packed itinerary, we didn’t have much free time to explore Egypt’s cities on our own, and I can’t say that I got a feel for what life in Egypt is like. But I watched hundreds of miles of Egypt go by through the windows of buses, cars and trains and here’s a taste of what I saw:

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The U.S. Response to the Protests in Egypt

Friday, January 28, 2011

WNYC
I’m just stunned at what is going on. The United States seems like it really has lost the plot and is behind the curve on this.

Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy

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WNYC News

Amid Riots, Egyptians in New York Reach Out to Those Back Home

Friday, January 28, 2011

As Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak responded to protesters for the first time on Friday, Egyptians in New York applauded the thousands of demonstrators who clogged the country's street to oppose the regime and stage the largest challenge yet to the president's 30-year rule.

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The Silence of Friends

Friday, January 28, 2011

As Americans, we have come to expect our leaders to stand up for the rights of those who want to be free—calling on other nations to foster democracy and not to squelch it. With the situation developing in Egypt, however, we need to hear more from the White House than labored fence-straddling between what is best for our national interests and the principles we profess to uphold.

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The Takeaway

Are Protests in Mideast Region a Sea Change?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Over the last few weeks, the world has witnessed an unexpected display of public dissatisfaction across the Middle East. Pro-democracy protesters toppled the government in Tunisia this month, and similar demonstrations are underway in Yemen and Egypt's capital city of Cairo. Most of the demonstrations seemed aimed at restrictive or totalitarian governments, but can all of them be described as "pro-democracy"? And are they sparking a wider revolution in the Middle East or is that an over-simplification? For more, The Takeaway speaks to Charles Dunbar, Professor of International Relations at Boston University.

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The Takeaway

Protests Continue in Egypt

Friday, January 28, 2011

Despite attempts to blog social media sites, pro-democracy demonstrations continue in Egypt. How is the activism spreading through Cairo and greater Egypt different from that in Tunisia in recent weeks, or Yemen in recent days? Joining us with analysis of the day's events in Egypt is Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. 

Despite attempts to block social media sites, pro-Democracy demonstrations have continued for a fourth (TK?) day in Egypt.
Joining us with analysis of the day's events is Rashid Khalidi [KHAH’-lee-dee], Edward Said professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University

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WQXR News

New Protests Erupt in Yemen as Demonstrations Continue in Egypt

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday marked the third day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, and new protests against the ruling government in Yemen — the latest country in the region to experience demonstrations against the government.

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