VPR presents a recent talk by New York Times Bureau Chief, Neil MacFarquhar, on the obstacles to democratic change in the Arab world. Fresh out of Cairo, he recently spoke in South Burlington and was part of the Elder Education Enrichment program.
Congressman Peter Welch offers his solutions for ending the budget stalemate in Washington. Plus, VPR’s John Dillon provides analysis of the week’s news. And we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
For much of this week, the United States has been bombing strategic
targets in Libya to help the rebellion against President Muammar
Khadhafi. Some members of Congress are supporting President Obama’s
decision to initiate military action but Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s nervous about U.S. involvement in Libya.
Senator Patrick Leahy
says it’s important that the military offensive in Libya has the backing of the U.N. and
the Arab League. Congressman Peter Welch doesn’t want to see the U.S. drawn too deeply into the conflict.