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Shibley Telhami: "The World Through Arab Eyes" (Rebroadcast)

The Arab uprisings in the Middle East have profoundly altered politics in the region. Using a decade’s worth of original polling data, a political scientist explains the driving forces behind the Arab Spring and the future of Arab politics.

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What's Private In The Modern Age

What's private in the modern age: government collection of personal data, cyber theft and the balance between privacy and security.

NPR

Sushi Chef Was Confidant To North Korea's Kim Jong Il

Little is known about the men who have led North Korea. But one person with great insights into Kim Jong Il and his successor Kim Jong Un is a Japanese sushi chef. He provided Kim Jong Il both sushi and loyalty for many years. Renee Montagne talks to novelist Adam Johnson about his encounter with the chef, which he writes about in the latest issue of GQ magazine.
NPR

For Young Somali Journalists, Work Often Turns Deadly

Journalism can be a dangerous profession in any war-torn country. And in Somalia, the youth and inexperience of many reporters can make it even more so. A dozen Somali reporters were gunned down last year, including four at a single organization, Shabelle Media.
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The Washington Post Cookbook

The Washington Post Food section's 1956 debut was announced with a headline declaring “Mrs. Homemaker, This Is for You!” We talk with editor Bonnie Benwick about the stories behind the recipes in the newspaper's first cookbook.

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Sexism And Social Media

Facebook has pledged to review its content policies, after a social media campaign highlighted misogynistic content on the network.

NPR

Several News Organizations Rebuff Holder Meetings

Attorney General Eric Holder has invited news organizations to a meeting, held on background, to discuss the Justice Department's dealings with journalists. Several news organizations have declined to attend. Relations between Holder and journalists have been tense since revelations of DOJ leak investigations that have included broad subpoenas for journalists' emails and phone records. Robert Siegel speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik.
NPR

'Chicago Sun-Times' Fires Its Photographers

The newspaper will rely on freelancers, wire services and reporters equipped with cameras. Add photographers to a growing list of those in the newspaper industry who are seeing their jobs disappear.
NPR

Why Shield Laws Don't Always Help Media's Position

The controversy over the Justice Department's subpoenas for reporter records from AP and Fox shows no signs of waning. President Obama has directed the attorney general to review Watergate-era guidelines and meet with news organizations.

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