Jan 26 - William Cohan on the Financial Crisis; Gun Control; Today in Egypt

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William Cohan, author of House of Cards, talks about the new report on the avoidability of financial crisis. William Cohan House of Cards

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Former ATF agent and expert in tracking crime-guns, Gerald Nunziato, talks about current gun legislation. Gerald Nunziato  

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Samia Serageldin, author of The Cairo House, on the phone from Cairo, explains the current situation in Egypt. Samia Serageldin Cairo House

Jan 25 - Egypt's Uprising; Charles Peters on Obama; State of the Union in Historical Context

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Hear Part 1 Sheila Carapico, Chair of the Political Science Department at the American University in Cairo, analyzes the uprising in Egypt's streets.
Hear Part 2 Veteran journalist, founder of The Washington Monthly and author of How Washington Really Works, Charles Peters discusses Obama's presidency and the State of the Union address. Charles Peters
Hear Part 3 Presidential historian Edward Frantz puts the State of the Union address into historical context. Edward Frantz  

Jan 24 - Obama's Presidency; Russia; Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and The Brig

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Hear Part 1 Jonathan Alter, author of The Promise, talks about President Obama's current situation. Jonathan Alter
Hear Part 2 Barnard College Political Science professor, Kimberly Marten, author of Enforcing the Peace and Engaging the Enemy, explains factors behind bombings in Russia. Kimberly Marten
Hear Part 3 Jane Hamsher, creator of Firedoglake.com, relates the story behind her detainment at Quantico Marine Corps Base in an attempt to see Bradley Manning, detained for allegedly supplying files to WikiLeaks. Jane Hamsher

January 20, 2011 - Hu Jintao's Visit: Susan Shirk and James Fallows on China; Citizens United's Anniversary

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Hear Part 1 Susan Shirk, author of Changing Media, Changing China and China: Fragile Superpower, just returned from Washington, DC and discusses Hu Jintao's visit and broader issues of foreign and domestic policy in China. Susan Shirk
Hear Part 2 Award-winning author of Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China and reporter for The Atlantic, James Fallows, continues the discussion of China. James Fallows
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Ben Manski, co-founder of MoveToAmend.org, talks about the one-year anniversary of the Citizens United.

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