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Sun February 20, 2011
Around the Nation

Detroit May Need A Hero, But Is It Really Robocop?

Many cities have statues of icons that represent the spirit of those towns. New York has the Statue of Liberty. Metropolis, Ill., has a statue of Superman. And, of course, Philadelphia has statues of Ben Franklin and Rocky Balboa. Detroit's thinking of getting a statue, too: of RoboCop.

Yes, RoboCop, the star of the 1987 classic science-fiction film. The movie was set in a futuristic Detroit, though it wasn't filmed there.

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Sun February 20, 2011
Middle East

Protesters' Challenge Stays Strong Across Middle East

There are protests happening all over the Middle East and North Africa Sunday. Anti-government protesters in Yemen, Libya, Bahrain and other countries are calling for change. Host Liane Hansen speaks with Rob Malley of the International Crisis Group about the latest developments in the Middle East.

8:00am

Sun February 20, 2011
Theater

Sir Derek Jacobi, From Shakespeare To Slapstick

Sir Derek Jacobi is one of Great Britain's leading actors with decades of work on stage and in television and film. He can be seen in movie theaters now in The King's Speech as the archbishop of Canterbury. His latest triumph is his award-winning role as King Lear at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Host Liane Hansen speaks with Jacobi about his illustrious career.

8:00am

Sun February 20, 2011
Music

Treacherous Road Drove Songwriter To This Song

Years ago, songwriter Kate MacLeod was touring in Switzerland and found herself driving on the most treacherous mountain road she'd ever seen. White-knuckled, she clutched the wheel and began to wonder about all the cars that must have gone off this road and why some of us survive dangerous situations while others don't. This question led to other musings about surviving in a complicated world and to a song, "Something Left You Living."

8:00am

Sun February 20, 2011
Around the Nation

Wis. Capitol Becomes A Stage For Demonstrators

Demonstrators are keeping up their nearly weeklong protests in Madison, Wis., amid anger about a plan by Republican Gov. Scott Walker to take away collective bargaining rights for many public employees.

On Saturday, supporters of the governor's measure showed up in large numbers for the first time. Tired of listening to a week of pro-union, anti-Walker rhetoric, they brought in some Tea Party firepower.

Joe the Plumber stopped by to salute the crowd, and other conservative activists made it clear that they were there to turn the issue into a national platform.

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