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2:48pm

Fri April 15, 2011
World

Egypt Finds Its Own 'Jon Stewart'

The audience for Egypt's Bassem Youssef Show is growing as fast as a snowball rolling down a hill — and it exemplifies everything that is new about media in post-revolutionary Egypt.

Many equate Youssef to America's Jon Stewart.

Tarek AlQazzaz is general manager at Baraka One Web, a production company that is actually making money posting original content on YouTube. When AlQazzaz cooked up a show starring his old friend, Bassem Youssef, he was enmeshed in the revolution based in Tahrir Square, where Youssef, a heart surgeon, was attending to the wounded.

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2:30pm

Fri April 15, 2011
World Cafe

Raphael Saadiq On World Cafe

Raphael Saadiq, the former lead-vocalist of the dance trio Tony! Toni!

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2:26pm

Fri April 15, 2011
Latin America

Cubans Await Communist Party Reforms

Cuba is set to hold a Communist Party Congress starting this weekend — its first since 1997.

Its main purpose will be to ratify Raul Castro's reform plans for the island's failing economic model. But it's not clear how far the changes will go.

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2:18pm

Fri April 15, 2011
Health

'Food Revolution,' L.A. Schools Spar Over Lunches

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and Los Angeles Public Schools started a food fight this week.

The second season of Oliver's reality show Food Revolution features him badmouthing L.A. school lunches — and the school district is now fighting back with some new cuisine.

But for the purposes of Oliver's show, the city revoked the permits the ABC program needs to film in schools.

"They will not let me into any school, which means it's war," Oliver says.

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1:55pm

Fri April 15, 2011
World

Prosecution A Fate Better Than Death For Tyrants?

For deposed dictators, the old promise of a comfortable exile spent in a foreign capital or some tropical country is no longer a likely end.

Instead, many face the threat of prosecution for perpetrating violence against their own people.

Not everyone is convinced that's an entirely good thing. The prospect of an international trial, some argue, can convince a tyrant he should hold on to power longer, leading to more violence in forcing his ouster.

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