- Oil spill and the political fallout
The federal government are finding more oil in the Gulf and trying to stem the tide of tar balls washing into marshes in Louisiana. President Obama recently announced that he's adding more manpower to help clean up the spill. He's also announced changes in drilling policy. Beyond the policy approaches, the President is being graded by the public and pundits on the style of his leadership.9:06 a.m.
Fred Kasten: Former program director of the New Orleans NPR affiliate WWNO for 20 years.
Regina Lawrence: Professor of political communication at Louisiana State University.
Susan Page: Washington bureau chief for USA Today.
- Newsmaker: After raid, new tension in the Middle East
Protests have erupted throughout the Middle East in the wake of an Israeli raid on a flotilla of ships bound for Gaza. Midmorning looks at the potential repercussions of the incident.9:48 a.m.
Amos Guiora: Professor of law at the University of Utah. He is also a research fellow at the International Institute on Counter-Terrorism. He served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces Judge Advocate General's Corps. His most recent book is "Freedom from Religion."
Steven Cook: Senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Brother Ali's quest for fellowship through hip hop
After more than a decade of rapping and producing, Brother Ali stays with his Minnesota-based label. He talks about how he maintains his integrity as an artist, an observant Muslim, and an American.10:06 a.m.
Brother Ali: Hip hop artist and member of Minneapolis' Rhymesayers collective. His latest album is called "Us."
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