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Updates from Libya on WFPL This Weekend

We’re closely monitoring the events in Libya within the context of our regular weekend program schedule. You can hear updates in the NPR News on the hour, as well as on Weekend Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, and all night long from BBC Global News.

In addition, as events warrant, NPR News will offer special coverage of the events unfolding in Libya. When this happens, WFPL News will interrupt the regular schedule.

We’ll give you as much advance notice as we can… and we appreciate your understanding as we try to provide you with the latest news, as well as your favorite weekend programs.

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NPR Special Coverage of Libya No-Fly Zone Today at 3pm

WFPL will air a one-hour news special on Libya this afternoon at 3pm. The NPR News Special will examine the United Nations No-Fly Zone resolution; what it says, how it will be enforced, as well as the implications for the United States which is expected to play a military role in its implementation. You’ll also hear President Obama’s statement on Libya, which he’s expected to deliver shortly.

NPR’s Neal Conan will host our coverage. He will be joined in the studio by NPR’s Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman, National Security correspondent Tom Gjelten, Paris Correspondent Eleanor Beardsley as well as David Greene who is in Tripoli. Others guests include George Joffe, a pre-eminent North Africa scholar, Libya expert and Research fellow at the Centre of International Studies at Cambridge University.

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President Discusses Libya, Japan, Economy in News Conference

President Obama says he’s prepared to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, if necessary, to stabilize oil prices. In his news conference, which ended a few minutes ago, Mr. Obama also said the U.S. and its allies are considering a range of options in Libya, including enforcing a no-fly zone over the country. He said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be meeting with member of the Libyan opposition in the next few days.

The President also called the earthquake and tsunami in Japan a potentially “catastrophic” disaster. He said the U.S. is prepared to send whatever assistance Japan needs.

You can see more coverage on NPR’s live blog of the press conference at The Two-Way. We’ll have a full report and analysis on NPR’s All Things Considered today at 4pm on WFPL.