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Rundown for February 2, 2011

Music From The Show

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

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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.

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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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Using Poetry To Expose The Power Of Money, Class And Gender

Alissa Quart's first book of poetry is both personal and universal - inspired by work and research she has done as a journalist.

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Yale Is Starting A VHS Archive And It’s Full Of Horror Movies

"Silent Night, Deadly Night," "Stripped to Kill" and "The Last Slumber Party" – all from the 80s – are a few of the titles.

March 26 3 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

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How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.