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Rundown for February 3, 2011
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Commentator Describes ‘Unraveling Of Post-Colonial Order’ In Arab World

We speak with writer and commentator Rami Khouri, who says we’re seeing “the unraveling of the post-colonial order that the British and French created in the Arab world in the 1920s and 30s.”

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Scientists Blame Dramatic Weather On Weakening ‘Arctic Fence’

Many parts of the U.S. have seen an unusual number of snowstorms in recent years, while northern Canada and Greenland have been unseasonably warm. Researchers say a polar vortex, that normally isolates cold air, is breaking down.

Music From The Show

Thursday we heard music from Air, Joe Jackson and more.

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Superbowl Preview: Close Game Expected, Steelers Hope Lucky Beard Comes Through

This Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will face off against the Green Bay Packers for Super Bowl XLV in what’s expected to be a close game. Could facial hair impact the outcome?

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In Egypt, Crackdown Continues, Signs Emerge Of A Struggle Within The Government

Will tonight be another night of violence in Cairo’s Tahrir Square? At least eight people were killed in pitched battles last night. We touch down in the square, and take a look at a possible rift inside the government.

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Zach Wahls Defends Gay Marriage To Iowa Lawmakers

Nineteen-year-old Zach Wahls, a University of Iowa engineering student and child of same-sex parents, made an impassioned plea before the Iowa legislature, defending the right of gay couples to marry.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

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