In Egypt Sunday, it's the start of the work week. Weary but jubilant protesters are returning home or to jobs after a popular uprising that toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak. But police scuffled with some of the activists who have vowed to stay on in Tahrir Square until they're sure the country's military rulers accede to their agenda. Guest host Audie Cornish updates the news from Egypt.
The winter of 2011 is already becoming one of the snowiest on record. While most places gripe about the hassle of snow, some celebrate it. It's a winter carnival season across the Great White North. North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein sends an audio postcard from Ottawa's legendary Winterlude.
Republicans are gearing up for a fight over how to cut what they consider unnecessary federal spending in President Obama's 2012 budget proposal. Guest host Audie Cornish talks with David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan, about Obama's 2012 federal budget proposal.
Once the immediate euphoria that followed the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has settled down, some challenging questions about the future there will have to be addressed. The popular revolution was a call for change, but there are still too many uncertainties to know what shape that change will take.
When Mubarak finally relinquished his grip on power, the first and major demand of the protesters had been met.
The Academy Awards are still a couple of weeks away, but starting this weekend, audiences around the country have a chance to watch the films nominated in one category that doesn't get much attention: Short Films. Guest host Audie Cornish speaks with short film expert Roberta Marie Munroe, author of How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer.