Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi continues to cling to power in Tripoli, but outside the capital, refugees continue to flee, and opposition forces claim to be in control of large swathes of the country. Host Liane Hansen talks with NPR's Jason Beaubien, who is traveling along the Libyan border near the city of Tobruk.
The average age of the American farmer is 57, and there has been a 20 percent drop in farmers under 25. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has expressed concern over the issue, and says it's a priority for his department. Host Liane Hansen speaks with two leaders of the National FFA Organization, or Future Farmers of America, about their vision of America's agricultural future.
A massive exodus of foreigners from Libya is taking place. This weekend in Benghazi, ferry boats from Tunisia came to pick up North African nationals and take them out of Libya. But left behind were Africans and Asians, who begged for someone to help evacuate them.
It can be very dangerous work for the journalists involved in covering the civil unrest in the Middle East. Some reporters in Egypt were detained and even assaulted while reporting on the uprising there. But few places have been as tough to cover as Libya, where the country's authoritarian leader, Moammar Gadhafi, is fiercely clinging to power. Host Liane Hansen talks with NPR's David Folkenflik, who has been tracking the media coverage of the civil unrest in Egypt and Libya.