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Friday, February 18, 2011

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  • Protests Continue In Wisconsin As Budget Fight Rages
    Protests continued Friday at the Wisconsin state Capitol building, as several missing Democratic state senators hold up action on a plan to reduce union bargaining rights of government employees.
  • Week In Politics: Wisconsin Protest
    Host Michele Norris speaks with our political commentators — E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Linda Chavez, a syndicated columnist and chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity — about the ongoing protests surrounding planned budget cuts in Wisconsin.
  • Police Open Fire On Protesters In Bahrain
    Host Michele Norris speaks with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof about the protests in the Bahraini capital of Manama, and the violent government crackdown that left at least five dead Thursday.
  • In Obama's Budget, 'A Lot Of Things To Question'
    Sean West, an analyst at Eurasia Group, pores over the president's budget looking for budgetary lies.
  • In Fla., It's A Great Time For Canadian Homebuyers
    Because of tighter financial regulations, things such as subprime lending are unknown in Canada. As a result, Canadian real estate appreciated while property values in Florida, Arizona and other hard-hit U.S. markets went into the tank. Now Canadians are taking advantage of low housing prices in Florida.
  • Egyptians Mark 'Day Of Victory' As Concerns Grow
    It's been one week since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, and huge crowds converged again Friday on Tahrir Square in Cairo. The official Egyptian news agency put the turnout at more than 2 million. Demonstrators are complaining that the military has stopped meeting with youth groups, and that there have been no pay raises in years.
  • Unemployment, Young Populace Create Explosive Mix
    In nearly all the countries in the Middle East and North Africa, about 30 percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 29. Compare that to the U.S., where just 20 percent fall into that age group. Add the population numbers in Arab countries to the high unemployment among young people, and you have a combustible mix. Ragui Assaad, a professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, studies that "youth bulge." He speaks to host Michele Norris.
  • China Dependent On Tobacco In More Ways Than One
    China is failing to curb smoking, despite attempts by anti-smoking campaigners. That might be because on a national level, tobacco plays an important role, providing Beijing's biggest single source of tax revenue. Last year's revenue topped $75 billion.
  • Radiohead: Fool Me Twice
    The British band announced the release of its newest album, The King of Limbs, with less than a week's advance notice. Early Friday morning, the group hit fans with another surprise — the record would be available a full day early.
  • Where To Buy Music To Get More Cents On The Dollar To The Musician
    If you want your favorite musician to get the most out of your money, there's only one choice.

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