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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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  • Egyptian Army Takes Tahrir Square
    The Egyptian Army has taken control of Cairo's now-famous Tahrir Square. Host Robert Siegel speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about a melee earlier in the day, when protesters say "thugs" tried to force them out of the square.
  • Families Of Egyptians Slain In Protests Seek Justice
    Relatives say their main frustration is that there are no investigations — let alone arrests — of those responsible for the killing of protesters during Egypt's revolution. They question whether the price their loved ones paid was worth it.
  • China News Media Crackdown Continues
    China continues to crack down on foreign and domestic press in the wake of calls for a "Jasmine Revolution." One Canadian journalist was grilled at the police station — when one of the younger officers said he had been following the journalist's Twitter feed.
  • This Tax Season, The IRS May Be Feeling Your Pain
    The agency faces a $600 million cut to its budget for the rest of the current fiscal year, if congressional Republicans have their way. The agency says such a large budget cut would hinder its tax-collection efforts, and that in turn could reduce revenues coming into the Treasury.
  • Was $105 Billion Really 'Hidden' In The Health Law?
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) says she was shocked to learn that last year's health law included $105 billion in "hidden" funding that no one knew about. Democrats say the money is surprising only if one failed to read either the bill or the official cost estimates.
  • U.S.-Led Forces Cause Fewer Afghan Civilian Deaths
    War-related civilian deaths increased by 15 percent in 2010, and three-quarters of the 2,777 deaths were caused by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, according to a U.N. report. The percentage of civilian deaths caused by NATO and Afghan government forces fell last year.
  • Imam Rauf Speaks About Muslim Radicals Hearings
    On Thursday, the House Committee on Homeland Security — chaired by Republican Representative Peter King of New York — will hold a hearing on radicalization in the American-Muslim community. The event has angered many American Muslims — including Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Rauf is most known nationally for his association with the planned Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan. Host Robert Siegel talks with Rauf about his reaction to the hearing.
  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist David Broder Dies
    Host Robert Siegel speaks with political commentator EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about Washington Post columnist David Broder — who died Wednesday at age 81.
  • The Legacy Of The CD: Innovation That Ate Itself
    Once the cornerstone of the record industry, CD sales have declined by more than 50 percent in the last decade.
  • 'Smiling Indians' Depicts A Lighter Side Of Native Americans
    Ryan Red Corn wants to change the somber stereotype of Native Americans and his video, Smiling Indians, is a first step in showing a different view of his culture.

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