August 26, 2011 Tripoli, says NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, "is not going to be falling back into the hands" of those loyal to the long-time Libyan leader.
August 25, 2011 The Libyan leader once said "I love her very much." In his compound, opposition fighters found something of a tribute to the former secretary of state.
August 25, 2011 Upbeat earnings news from Europe has helped lift the mood in stock markets.
August 24, 2011 The dramatic scenes Tuesday of joy and looting at what was Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's main compound in Tripoli have again raised the prospect that "the war is almost over," NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports.
August 24, 2011 The Libyan leader vowed to fight on even as opposition fighters looted his compound in Tripoli. Meanwhile, Hurricane Irene has strengthened. And damage assessements are underway following the earthquake that rattled much of the East Coast.
August 23, 2011 Turns out it was a good idea for President Obama to be relatively low key in discussing the situation in Libya Monday since some of the reports from the National Transition Council turned out to be greatly exaggerated, to say the least. Like Seif el-Islam Gadhafi, the eldest son of and heir apparent to the ever weaker strongman Moammar Gadhafi, not being in rebel custody.
August 22, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, closing the academic achievement gap, and the opinion page looks at what's at stake for Libya's future. In the second hour, and update on Libya's effort to unseat Moammar Gadhafi, and the strengths of middle children.
August 22, 2011 Opposition fighters are in Tripoli. International concern grows over latest Israel-Gaza violence. Hurricane Irene slams Puerto Rico, may hit U.S. later this week.
August 22, 2011 After months of inconclusive fighting between government forces and rebels, news over the weekend that fighters opposed to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi were in control of many parts of Tripoli provided some good news for President Obama in a summer short of such.
August 17, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and filmmaker John Sayles talks about his movie, Amigo. In the second hour, Thomas Vander Ven talks about the consequences of binge drinking and his book, Getting Wasted, and an update on the conflict in Libya.