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Thursday, January 26, 2012

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  • In A Campaign Defined By Debates, Some Moments That Really Mattered
    NPR's Don Gonyea prepares for tonight's Republican presidential debate — by some counts the 19th of the campaign season — by taking a quick look back at debate highlights, and some lowlights, so far.
  • Republicans Prepare To Debate In Florida
    Melissa Block talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Thursday night's Republican debate in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • An Emotional Moment: Sen. Mitch McConnell Meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi
    McConnell was the architect of the sanctions against Myanmar and over the past few months, he's seen country race toward democracy.
  • Coop D'Etat: Farmers, Humane Society Partner On Chicken-Cage Revolution
    This unprecedented partnership between egg producers and animal welfare advocates is asking Congress to pass a law that's supposed to improve the lives of egg-laying hens with new and improved cages. If passed, it would be the first federal law that takes into account the emotional lives of farm animals.
  • Letters: In-Sourcing; John Hawkes
    Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners.
  • The State Of Syria: Civil War Or Vicious Stalemate?
    The violent crackdown against protesters continues to worsen, and there is growing concern about a full-scale civil war. Syria has rejected an Arab League plan, but the U.N. Security Council could soon take up the matter.
  • Darrag Discusses The Future Of Egypt
    The year since the Egyptian revolution began has been a good one for the Muslim Brotherhood. The restrictions they once faced in Egyptian political life were lifted with the ouster of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Amr Darrag, a senior official in Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party — the Muslim Brotherhood party, speaks with Robert Siegel about the past year and what he anticipates in the next one.
  • Obama Discusses Details From His Energy Agenda
    The Obama administration released more details Thursday about the energy plan he previewed at the State of the Union this week. He announced an oil-and-gas-lease sale on nearly 38 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico — and proposals for new incentives to increase the use of natural gas in heavy trucks and buses.
  • Home Births Grow More Popular In U.S.
    Advocates of home births applaud the trend, but some doctors caution there are risks when deliveries come with complications. The federal data suggest the trend appears to be driven primarily by the choices of older, white women.
  • In Broadway's 'Wit,' A Documentary Of Our Demise
    Cynthia Nixon, best known for her glamorous role in Sex and the City, stars in a Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit. Jeff Lunden talks with Nixon — and Wit's playwright Margaret Edson — about depicting disease and pain with humor.

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