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International forces have begun to enforce a much-debated no-fly zone over Libya.

Mar. 21, 2011

In Libya, international forces continued air strikes on Col. Muammar Qaddafi's military and air defenses. Rebels leaders are trying to reclaim territory lost during heaving fighting. We talk about the latest developments with Chicagoan Tawfik Sharkasi, who grew up in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Also, we return to our occasional series Food Mondays with a look at bananas. In the United States, the fruit is cheap and ubiquitous, but that may change soon. A lethal disease has severely reduced banana crops in Asia and Australia. Scientists expect it's only a matter of time until it reaches Latin America, which supplies the US. We’ll talk about the future of bananas with Dan Koeppel, journalist and author of the book Banana: the Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World.