NPR’s Lourdes Garcia –Navarro, back from Egypt and the sands of Libya, on the new season of the Arab Spring.
The Arab Spring is deep in autumn now. Still challenging and changing the face of the Arab world from North Africa to the Middle East. Still challenging onlookers around the world as they try to follow and understand exactly what is going on.
Today, we talk with a reporter who has been in the thick of it, from Tahrir Square to the deserts of Libya. NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has seen it all. Reported it deeply. So has her husband, Times of London Mideast correspondent James Hider. They’re with us.
This hour On Point: giving witness to the Arab Spring.
Lourdes Garcia–Navarro, NPR correspondent covering the Middle East and based in Jerusalem.
James Hider, Times of London Middle East correspondent.
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