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Rundown for February 2, 2011
12:00 PM EST Comment

Danny Boyle’s ‘127 Hours’ Gets 6 Oscar Nominations

Danny Boyle’s film “127 hours” was nominated for 6 Academy Awards last month. The movie is based on the true-life story of hiker Aron Ralston who was trapped in a Utah canyon for 127 hours until he freed himself by cutting off his arm. We revisit a conversation with Danny Boyle.

Music From The Show

On Wednesday, we heard music from Dntel, Air and more.

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Egyptian Demonstrator Describes 'Government-Hired Thugs' At Protests

Thousands of supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak turned out in the streets of Cairo today, some rode horses and camels and used whips to attack anti-government protesters. One protester said he feared a “blood bath” as the dangerous face-off continues.

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Columnist Nicholas Kristoff On Egypt Violence: ‘It’s Not A Clash, It’s A Crackdown’

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff joins us from Cairo, where he tells us that the face-off between anti-government protesters and supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are “not a clash… a crackdown.”

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Mubarak Supporters Clash With Anti-Government Protesters In Cairo

Professor Khaled Fahmy, of the American University in Cairo was in Tahrir Square today, and describes the scene he saw as Mubarak supporters started to arrive.

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Mega Storm Dumps Snow From Texas To Maine

A massive winter storm, more than 2,000 miles in reach, covered much of the nation’s midsection with snow and ice Wednesday. In Chicago public schools were closed for the first time in 12 years.

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Watching Egypt's Transition

As clashes between Mubarak supporters and anti-government protesters push Egypt further into chaos, who are some of the political, military and business leaders waiting in the wings?

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Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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

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College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

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America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

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Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

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Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.