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The Madeleine Brand Show for November 23, 2011




CAIRO, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 23:  Protestors clear debris from Mohammed Mahmoud Street after police withdrew on November 23, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of Egyptians are continuing to occupy Tahrir Square after four days of clashes with security forces despite a promise from military leaders to bring forward Presidential elections.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 23: Protestors clear debris from Mohammed Mahmoud Street after police withdrew on November 23, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of Egyptians are continuing to occupy Tahrir Square after four days of clashes with security forces despite a promise from military leaders to bring forward Presidential elections. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Boston Globe columnist Thannasis Cambanis gives an update on Egypt's protests and looks ahead to the country's elections. Atlantic writer Molly Ball is back to explain the softer side of Newt Gingrich seen in last night's presidential debate. Reporter Sanden Totten will tell us about a new study on how human noises are driving away birds. Looking for something to keep you occupied as you digest your turkey dinner? Film historian Mark Jordan Legan has movie recommendations for Thanksgiving. Also, writer and performer Jeanne Darst is here to discuss her new memoir, "Fiction Ruined My Family."