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3:00pm

Sat January 29, 2011
Interviews

Professor: Regime Change Can't Happen Overnight

Host Guy Raz talks to Georgetown University Professor Samer Shehata about what possible scenarios might work if Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek leaves office. He says a coalition government is possible under the right circumstances, but first there will have to be a change to the constitution.

3:00pm

Sat January 29, 2011
Games & Humor

40 Years Later, Oregon Trail Winds Way To Facebook

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the popular educational computer game Oregon Trail. The game will be released on Facebook next week. Host Guy Raz speaks with Don Rawitsch, one of the game's creators.

3:00pm

Sat January 29, 2011
Interviews

Expert: Protests In The Region Linked

Guy Raz talks with Robert Malley from the International Crisis Group about growing tensions in Egypt and the Middle East region. Malley says that the United States has long supported tight-fisted undemocratic regimes to promote stability, but that now it is paying the price for that support.

3:00pm

Sat January 29, 2011
Africa

Unrest In Egypt Isn't Keeping All Tourists Home

There are thousands of foreign tourists in Egypt right now and many are traveling on group tours. The Egyptian government's shutdown of internet and phone service is making it difficult for tour operators to stay in touch with their employees and monitor the safety of their clients.

3:00pm

Sat January 29, 2011
Research News

Genes Play Role In Selecting Friends, Study Finds

Birds of a feather flock together. The age-old adage now carries scientific weight. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests genes may influence how people pick their friends. James Fowler, professor of medical genetics and political science at the University of California, San Diego, is the author of the study and he tells host Guy Raz there's biology in social chemistry.

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