In No Mood to Compromise

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Libya's ambassador to the United States Ali Sulaiman Aujali holds a news conference at the National Press Club March 18, 2011 (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

As the conflict in Libya continues, opposition forces are asking for more support from the NATO-led efforts. Former Libyan Ambassador to the U.S. Ali Suleiman Aujali discusses his experience representing the rebels, and why he resigned when the uprising began. Plus, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner responds to the looming government shutdown; journalist Peter Godwin talks about his latest book chronicling the unrest in Zimbabwe; and poet, playwright and radio host Al Letson helps us celebrate National Poetry Month.

Weiner Takes on Ryan

US Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY 9th) talks about Paul Ryan's budget proposal and the prospects of a government shutdown in the next two days.

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Open Phones: Medicare

If you are over 65 and on Medicare call us and tell us what works and what doesn't with your Medicare coverage. 

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What Happens If There's A Shutdown

As the budget deadline draws near, many citizens and businesses are wondering what will happen if Congress fails to agree on a budget before Friday at midnight. Paul Kane congressional reporter for The Washington Post, and Charlie Herman WNYC's business and economics editor, outline what actually happens if the Federal government shuts down, which workers would get paid, and how it would affect everyone else.

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The Libyan Ambassador

Former Libyan ambassador to the U.S. Ali Suleiman Aujali talks about the situation in Libya and his representation of the opposition and rebel forces.

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Live Coverage: NYC Schools Chancellor Black Stepping Down

The New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black is stepping down after just a few months on the job. Deputy Mayor for Education, Dennis Walcott, will take over. We'll have live coverage of the news conference.

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