90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Anti-government Protesters In Egypt Settle In For Long Haul

Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP)

Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP)

Anti-government protests in Egypt have entered a third week, as President Hosni Mubarak tries to come up with concessions that would end demonstrations.

Today, Mubarak set up a committee to recommend constitutional changes, such as term limits for the president. Protesters say they still want Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in office.

We get an update from Egypt with Jeffrey Fleishman, Cairo Bureau Chief for the New York Times.


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Spotlight

We now have a digital bookshelf! Explore all our books coverage or browse by genre.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

January 22 Comment

The Playwright Behind ‘Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike’

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy is currently being performed in 27 regional theaters across the U.S.

January 22 25 Comments

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.

January 21 22 Comments

What Happens When Your Sibling Makes More Than You?

Sociologist Dalton Conley explains what it means for family dynamics when one sibling is significantly richer or poorer.

January 21 2 Comments

Obama’s Proposal On Inequality: Is It Enough?

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offers his take on the president's plan and whether it goes too far or not far enough.