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12:45pm

Tue March 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Hearing On 'Muslim Radicalization' Is Needed, Islamic Forum Founder Says

Tell Me More today continues its conversations about Thursday's hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on what Chairman Peter King (R-NY) warns is the threat from a radicalization of Muslims in the U.S.

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12:35pm

Tue March 8, 2011
Africa

Libyan Warplanes Continue To Pound Rebel Positions

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:16 am

Rebel fighters loaded ammunition into an anti-aircraft machine gun Tuesday as Libyan air force fighter jets flew overhead in the oil-rich town of Ras Lanuf.
Roberto Schmidt AFP/Getty Images

Libyan warplanes struck the coastal city of Ras Lanuf on Tuesday as rebels braced for what they fear could be a more intense assault, while government troops bore down on the western city of Zawiya.

Air force jets carried out multiple airstrikes against rebel positions in the oil port city, NPR's Peter Kenyon reported. He said loudspeakers in Ras Lanuf broadcast requests for information on missing people a day after aerial strikes reportedly caused casualties there.

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12:00pm

Tue March 8, 2011
Religion

Muslim Leader Supports Radicalization Hearings

On Thursday, a hearing by the House Committee on Homeland Security will investigate "the extent of radicalization in the American Muslim community and that community's response". On Monday, Tell Me More host Michel Martin spoke with one Muslim Congressman who voiced reservations about the scope and tone of the hearings. On Tuesday, Martin speaks with the founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser whose testimony will be a centerpiece of the probe.

12:00pm

Tue March 8, 2011
Middle East

Opposition Step Up Pressure On Yemen's President

While Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi fights a military campaign to oust him, pressure is mounting on Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign. This week the Yemeni leader rejected a proposal by opposition parties that would have required him to leave by the end of the year. Now, as public demonstrations against Saleh's regime continue, Yemen's opposition is calling for an escalation against the president. Al Jazeera International's Washington bureau chief Abderrahim Foukara discusses the latest developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

11:16am

Tue March 8, 2011
All Songs Considered Blog

Exclusive Premiere: New Music From Broken Bells

If I picked my number one album of any given year based solely on how many times I played it, the self-titled debut from Broken Bells would have been light years ahead of everything else I listened to last year. One of the most infectious releases of 2010, Broken Bells perfectly pairs The Shins frontman James Mercer's falsetto with the elegant but quirky sonic sensibilities of ├╝ber-producer Danger Mouse (Brian Burton).

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