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  • Toms River: How a Small Town Fought Back Against Corporate Giants for Toxic Dumping Linked to Cancer

    23 April 2014, 8:34 am

    Environmental reporter Dan Fagin joins us to discuss his book, "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation," which has just won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. Fagin tells the story of how a small New Jersey town fought back against industrial…
  • Jim Crow in the Classroom: New Report Finds Segregation Lives on in U.S. Schools

    23 April 2014, 8:12 am

    As the U.S. Supreme Court upholds a ban on affirmative action in Michigan and the country marks 60 years since the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education, we look at how segregation is still pervasive in U.S. public schools. An explosive new report…
  • Headlines for April 23, 2014

    23 April 2014, 8:00 am

    Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Affirmative Action in Michigan Schools, Ukraine Ends Easter Truce; Biden Visits Kiev, Separatists Kidnap Vice News Journalist in Ukraine, U.S. Deploys Troops for Exercises in Poland, Baltic States, Monitors: Removal of Syrian…
  • Earth Day Special: "Fierce Green Fire" Documentary Explores Environmental Movement's Global Rise

    22 April 2014, 8:13 am

    In an Earth Day special, we look at the history of the global environmental movement as told in the sweeping new documentary, "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet." We air extended highlights from the film -- from New York housewives who take…
  • Headlines for April 22, 2014

    22 April 2014, 8:00 am

    Obama Admin to Widen Clemency Eligibility for Drug Offenders, Court Orders Release of Memo Justifying Targeted Killings, Toll from U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen Tops 55, U.N.: Hundreds Killed in South Sudan Rebel Attack, Ukraine Truce Falters as Armed Groups…
  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Dies at 76: Wrongly Jailed Boxer Championed Justice After Winning His Own

    21 April 2014, 8:29 am

    The celebrated boxer and prisoner-rights activist Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has died at the age of 76. Carter became an international symbol of racial injustice after his wrongful murder conviction forced him to spend 19 years in prison before he was…
  • Exclusive: 4 Years After BP Disaster, Ousted Drilling Chief Warns U.S. at Risk of Another Oil Spill

    21 April 2014, 8:10 am

    Four years after BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded and killed 11 workers, causing more than 200 million gallons of oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency has lifted a ban that excluded BP from new federal…
  • Headlines for April 21, 2014

    21 April 2014, 8:00 am

    Obama Admin Puts Off Decision on Keystone XL for 3rd Year, U.S. Drone Strikes Kill Dozens in Yemen, Deadly Shooting Follows Ukraine-Russia Truce, 33 Killed in Iraq Violence, Obama Admin: Healthcare Enrollment Tops 8 Million, Maryland, Oregon Curb Immigration…
  • "He Gave Us Back Our History": Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez in Exclusive Interview

    18 April 2014, 8:27 am

    In an exclusive interview, Chilean novelist Isabel Allende remembers the life and legacy of late writer Gabriel García Márquez. She reads from his landmark novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and talks about how García Márquez influenced generations of…
  • Gabriel García Márquez in His Own Words on Writing "100 Years of Solitude"

    18 April 2014, 8:12 am

    One of the greatest novelists and writers of the 20th century has died. Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez passed away Thursday in Mexico at the age of 87. It has been reported that only the Bible has sold more copies in the Spanish language than the…
  • Headlines for April 18, 2014

    18 April 2014, 8:00 am

    Deal Reached on Ukraine Crisis; Pro-Russian Separatists Stay Put, Anti-Semitic Flier in Eastern Ukraine Denounced as Provocation, Novelist Gabriel García Márquez Dies, Author of "100 Years of Solitude", Iran Ahead of Schedule on Nuclear Deal; U.S. Releases…
  • Former Drone Operators Reveal Air Force Plays Key Role in Secret CIA Assassination Campaign

    17 April 2014, 8:45 am

    A new documentary film reveals how a regular U.S. Air Force unit based in the Nevada desert is responsible for flying the CIA's drone strike program in Pakistan. "Drone" identifies the unit conducting CIA strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas as the 17th…
  • Fixing the Electoral College: New York Joins Pact to Elect President by Popular Vote

    17 April 2014, 8:33 am

    New York has become the latest state to join an agreement that would transform the U.S. presidential election. Under the compact for a National Popular Vote, states across the country have pledged to award their electoral votes to the presidential candidate…
  • "We Are Not Beginning a New Cold War, We are Well into It": Stephen Cohen on Russia-Ukraine Crisis

    17 April 2014, 8:12 am

    As negotiations over the crisis in Ukraine begin in Geneva, tension is rising in the Ukrainian east after security forces killed three pro-Russian protesters, wounded 13 and took 63 captive in the city of Mariupol. Ukrainian officials said the pro-Russian…
  • Headlines for April 17, 2014

    17 April 2014, 8:00 am

    Ukraine, Separatists Clash as Geneva Talks Begin, Regime, Rebels Trade Blame for Chlorine Gas Attack in Northern Syria, Al-Qaeda in Yemen Threatens to Attack United States, Reps for Detroit Public Workers Accept Pension Cuts, Report: Deportation Cases on…
  • Killing Nature's Defenders: Study Finds Global Surge in Murders of Environmental Activists

    16 April 2014, 8:49 am

    A new reports finds the killings of environmental and land rights activists worldwide has tripled over the past decade. The group Global Witness documented 147 activists who were killed in 2012, compared to 51 in 2002. The death rate is now an average of two…
  • New York Drops Police Unit that Spied on Muslims, But Will It End Broader Profiling & Surveillance?

    16 April 2014, 8:34 am

    The New York City Police Department is disbanding a controversial spying unit that targeted Muslim communities. The so-called "Demographics Unit" secretly infiltrated Muslim student groups, sent informants into mosques, eavesdropped on conversations in…
  • Was Kansas Shooting Avoidable? White Supremacist was Ex-Informant with Criminal Past & Hateful Views

    16 April 2014, 8:09 am

    Notorious white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller has been charged with killing three people at two Jewish community sites in Kansas. Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, has openly railed against Jews and African Americans for decades. He served three…
  • Headlines for April 16, 2014

    16 April 2014, 8:00 am

    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists Clash on Eve of Talks, 3 Afghan Civilians Reported Dead in U.S. Bombing, Iraq Shutters Abu Ghraib Prison over Militant Threat, U.N. Security Council Views Graphic Images from Syrian Defector, Report: Syrian Rebels Obtain…
  • War Tax Resisters Mark April 15 with Call to Stop Military Spending

    15 April 2014, 8:52 am

    Millions of Americans are rushing to file their federal and state taxes today by the midnight deadline. But others are using the day to protest the use of tax dollars to fund war. The War Resisters League estimates at least 45 percent of the 2015 federal…
  • Who Goes to Jail? Matt Taibbi on American Injustice Gap from Wall Street to Main Street

    15 April 2014, 8:09 am

    Award-winning journalist Matt Taibbi is out with an explosive new book that asks why the vast majority of white-collar criminals have avoided prison since the financial crisis began, while an unequal justice system imprisons the poor and people of color on a…
  • Headlines for April 15, 2014

    15 April 2014, 8:00 am

    Ukraine Says Anti-Separatist Operation Underway; U.S. Threatens New Sanctions on Russia, Nigeria Bus Bomb Toll Jumps to 71, 124 Wounded, Ex-Klan Member Charged with Hate Crimes in Kansas Jewish Center Shootings, Federal Agents Cede to Anti-Gov't Nevada Rancher…
  • Polk Winner on Afghanistan: Slain Journalists, Ghost Polls & Unresolved U.S. Ties to Deaths, Torture

    14 April 2014, 8:45 am

    Kabul-based journalist Matthieu Aikins was honored with the George Polk Award on Friday for his Rolling Stone article, "The A-Team Killings," that uncovered "convincing evidence" that a U.S. Army Special Forces unit killed 10 Afghan civilians in Wardak…
  • "We Won't Succumb to Threats": Journalists Return to U.S. for First Time Since Revealing NSA Spying

    14 April 2014, 8:21 am

    Ten months ago, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald flew from New York to Hong Kong to meet National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Poitras and Greenwald did not return to the United States until this past Friday, when they flew from Berlin to New…
  • "This Award is for Snowden": Greenwald, Poitras Accept Polk Honor for Exposing NSA Surveillance

    14 April 2014, 8:10 am

    In their first return to the United States since exposing the National Security Agency's mass surveillance operations, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras were honored in New York City on Friday with the George Polk Award for National Security…
  • Headlines for April 14, 2014

    14 April 2014, 8:00 am

    Ex-KKK Member Shoots Dead 3 at Jewish Centers in Kansas, Ukraine Threatens Military Force to Quell Unrest, U.N. Climate Panel: World Has Just 15 Years to Avoid Climate Catastrophe, Obama Blasts GOP Assault on Voting Rights, Obama Nominates Budget Director to…
  • "Imagine Living in a Socialist USA": New Book Envisions Greater Democracy, World Without Capitalism

    11 April 2014, 8:47 am

    We end today's show looking at a new book titled "Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA." The book features essays by many prominent people, including Michael Moore, Angela Davis, Frances Fox Piven, Martín Espada, Rick Wolff and Democracy Now! co-host Juan…
  • "Years of Living Dangerously": James Cameron, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford in TV Climate Change Series

    11 April 2014, 8:29 am

    A new Showtime television show featuring Hollywood actors and award-winning journalists brings the issue of climate change alive with the full drama and suspense of a blockbuster movie. In the series, "Years of Living Dangerously," Harrison Ford travels to…
  • Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows as Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call for Action

    11 April 2014, 8:12 am

    Momentum is growing in the movement to divest from fossil fuel companies. On Thursday, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the industry for its role in driving climate change.…
  • Headlines for April 11, 2014

    11 April 2014, 8:00 am

    Senate Report Finds CIA Exceeded Legal Authority, Misled Media on Torture, U.N. Approves 12,000-Member Force for Central African Republic, Russia Warns of Ukraine Gas Cuts; Nuland Touts "Truth-Telling Campaign", Taiwan Protesters End 3-Week Occupation of…

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