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Palestinians and Missourians find common cause amidst the tear gas

In the midst of protests in Ferguson — marked by increasingly militaristic police intervention — Palestinian protestors have offered their support, solidarity and advice to those on the front lines of the St. Louis suburb. An unexpected dialogue has emerged on Twitter between the two groups — protestors who live halfway across the world from each other but face similar battles.

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Business, Economics and Jobs

Marriage woes in Egypt

One of the frustrations driving some of the protestors in Egypt is unemployment and low wages. One repercussion is that in Egypt today, many young people can't afford to get married and set up a home. Daniel Estrin reports from Cairo.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cairo band Wust el Balad

Host Marco Werman introduces us to a song by the Cairo band Wust el Balad. It is an anthem of sorts for Egyptian youth who relate to its lyrical metaphor for their dead-end lives. "Mom, I want to get married (but I don't have any money.")

Conflict & Justice

US walks a fine line on Egypt

The crisis in Egypt presents huge problems for US foreign policy. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the American role with Aaron David Miller, a former adviser on the Middle East to six US secretaries of state, between 1985 and 2003.

Conflict & Justice

Will more countries follow Egypt?

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Council on Foreign Relations fellow Steven Cook about the prospects for a regional "domino effect" in Egypt's neighborhood. They discuss the likelihood for change in countries including Algeria, Libya, and Syria.