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The 'Nuclear Renaissance' and Fukushima listen Download

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As Japan struggles to get its Fukushima reactors under control, Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will phase out nuclear power. Should the US do the...

A New Arab World: Are Revolutions Transforming the Middle East? listen Download

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"People power" has raised hopes for real change in the entrenched dictatorships of the Mid East. But today Egypt's military formally criminalized protests.

In Libya, President Obama Tests the Limits of Military Power listen Download

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The intervention in Libya shows President Obama pulled in a multitude of different directions. Is there now an "Obama Doctrine" in the Middle East? What...

What's the End Game for the Attack on Libya? listen Download

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Has President Obama finally done the "right thing" by leading a UN coalition against Libya's Gadhafi? Are the coalition's objectives clear? Also, would a $39...

The Nuclear Danger Escalates in Japan listen Download

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The danger of Japan's nuclear crisis has been raised to the level of Three Mile Island, the American plant that partially melted down in 1979...

Japan's Radiation Fallout; UN on No-Fly Zone in Libya listen Download

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In Japan, the dangers of radiation; In Libya, the prospects for intervention...

Is the US on a Path to Victory in Afghanistan? listen Download

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General Petraeus is not getting much attention as he testifies to Congress about Afghanistan. Also, Japan's overheating nuclear reactors, and NPR and Congress.

Japan Struggles to Avert Disaster listen Download

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At 11am, Prime Minister Kan warned of "a very high risk" of further leaks from Fukushima's nuclear complex. By midnight, radiation levels were reportedly down.

Japan in the Aftermath of the 8.9 Earthquake and Tsunami listen Download

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Last week's 8.9 earthquake shook Earth on its axis and move parts of Japan as much as 13 feet closer to the US. We get...

Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan listen Download

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Japan is asking for international assistance after a 8.9 earthquake - one of the world's largest in the past 100 years, followed by a devastating...

NPR President Resigns, Reignites GOP Calls to End Federal Funding listen Download

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At a crucial moment in the effort to restore federal funding for public broadcasting, NPR appears to have shot itself in the foot for a...

Will President Obama Ever Close Guantanamo Bay Prison? listen Download

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Candidate Barack Obama said there was a better way to treat suspected terrorists than indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay. Now he's announced the first suspect...

Oil Prices and Unrest in the Middle East listen Download

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Disruption in the Middle East and North Africa has sparked a host of conflicting agendas, from getting off the oil economy once and for all...

Is There a Case for Military Intervention in Libya? listen Download

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Moammar Gadhafi appears to have staved off the rebel onslaught, at least for the moment. With Libya divided, is it time for international intervention. What...

Obama Won't Defend the Defense of Marriage Act listen Download

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The Obama Justice Department has reversed its support for the Defense of Marriage Act, which has led to a legal battle with conservative groups and...