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Anthony Shadid: Libyan Rebels ‘Amateurish’

New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid, who was captured in Libya last month, says he feels few people appreciate how bad the situation is in Libya and how disorganized the rebels are. He spoke with On Point’s Tom Ashbrook Monday.

Shadid also questions whether there would have been a blood bath in Benghazi if the U.N. hadn’t imposed a no-fly zone.

After seven days of imprisonment, beatings and death threats, Shadid and his colleagues were released, but not before getting an inside look at the Gadhafi regime.

Tyler Hicks, one of the journalists captured with Shadid, spoke Friday with WBUR’s Here & Now. Another, Lynsey Addario, spoke with NPR’s Morning Edition Friday.

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May 7, 2015
Scott County Health Department Public Health Nurse Brittany Combs talks about the needle exchange program at the Austin Community Outreach Center, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Austin, Ind. Deputy State Health Commissioner Jennifer Walthall said Tuesday that five disease-intervention specialists from states including Virginia, Colorado and Missouri are helping Indiana officials track down people who may have shared needles or had unprotected sex with those who have tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.  (AP)

Dirty needles, and the HIV crisis in rural Indiana. We’ll look at needle exchange programs and root causes behind the skyrocketing numbers.

May 7, 2015
In this file photo, Detroit Tigers outfielder, Ty Cobb, slides into base in 1925. (AP)

Ty Cobb’s back in the batter’s box, in a new biography. We’ll go deep on one of baseball’s most controversial stars.

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May 6, 2015
Students at Reed College in Portland, Ore. burn their senior thesis in the college's annual Renn Fayre, shown here in May 2014. (Reed College)

It’s that time of year – when tired college seniors across the country turn in their theses. We’ve got a great group sharing their labors of love.

 
May 6, 2015
An armed police officer stands guard on a road near the Curtis Culwell Center where a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad was held Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas. The contest was put on lockdown Sunday night and attendees were being evacuated after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. (AP)

An art show featuring cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. Two would-be killers gunned down. Free speech – hate speech – where’s the line?

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On Pointers Share Their College Senior Thesis Topics
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A collection of On Point staffers share their own memories of college thesis research and writing from back when it mattered to them.

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Our Week In The Web: May 01, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015

What happens when we change show topics last minute, and also what happens when a New York Times headline seems to accuse Kristie Alley of being responsible for the infamous George Washington Bridge lane closures.

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How To Help The Survivors Of Nepal’s Devastating Earthquake
Friday, May 1, 2015

Where and how to contribute aid to the relief effort in Nepal.

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