To arm or not to arm Libya’s rebels. Radioactive seawater in Japan. A new snapshot of Mercury. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Snow in the East on April Fools' day this week and some head-spinners out of Libya, too.
No American boots on the ground, we’re told, but the CIA’s already there. Rebels up, rebels down, some high-profile defections, and the president speaks.
In Japan, the terrible struggle with radiation goes on — traces of that radiation now in American milk. We’ve got job gains in the US, but still a long way to go. Tough negotiations in Washington over federal spending. New snapshots of the hot planet Mercury.
This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Tom Ashbrook
Chrystia Freeland, global editor-at-large for Reuters.
Jill Dougherty, foreign affairs correspondent for CNN.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.
This program aired on April 1, 2011.