90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lawmakers Debate Limiting US Role In Libya

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., walks to the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday where he introduced a bipartisan resolution to authorize continued use of "limited" U.S. military force in Libya. (AP)

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., walks to the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday where he introduced a bipartisan resolution to authorize continued use of "limited" U.S. military force in Libya. (AP)

Here & Now Guest:

  • Theo Emery, national political correspondent for the Boston Globe

Today members of the House of Representatives begin debating several measures that would limit President Obama’s options in Libya.

One option would mirror a proposal from Senators John Kerry and John McCain, who are calling for a one-year authorization of U.S. participation in the NATO-led airstrike campaign in Libya.

Another measure would end most U.S. involvement, except for non-combat roles.


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 22 2 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

July 21 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.