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  • Dirty Wars: Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley's New Film Exposes Hidden Truths of Covert U.S. Warfare

    22 January 2013, 8:21 am

    Premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new documentary "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen as he chases down the hidden truths behind America's…
  • Inaugurating 2nd Term, Obama Hints at a More Progressive Domestic Agenda Than in His First 4 Years

    22 January 2013, 8:10 am

    In an inaugural address many saw as a blueprint for a more progressive second-term domestic agenda than his first, President Obama vowed a continued fight for equality of women and for the rights of gays and lesbians, to push for immigration reform and gun…
  • Headlines for January 22, 2013

    22 January 2013, 8:00 am

    Obama Stresses Equality in 2nd Term Inaugural Address, Report: Obama Plans "Administrative" Actions on Climate Change, Algeria Confirms Death Toll in Hostage Crisis, French Ground Troops Seize 2 Towns in Mali, 30 Killed in Syria Bombing; Rebels Battle Kurds in…
  • Dr. Martin Luther King in 1967: "We as a Nation Must Undergo a Radical Revolution of Values"

    21 January 2013, 8:53 am

    President Obama's inauguration comes on the federal holiday in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago. We end our broadcast show with an excerpt from Dr. King's "Beyond Vietnam" address, given at New…
  • Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond: Obama Won with a New Electorate: "The Coalition of the Concerned"

    21 January 2013, 8:50 am

    Julian Bond, the leading civil rights activist and former chair of the board of the NAACP, speaks to the Peace Ball about how changing demographics in the United States helped propel President Obama to re-election. Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent…
  • The Big Money Inauguration: Obama Kicks Off Second Term with Help of Unlimited Corporate Donations

    21 January 2013, 8:42 am

    At his inauguration four years ago, President Obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year ExxonMobil, AT&T and Microsoft are among the biggest backers of the festivities. With Obama now accepting unlimited corporate funding, donors have been…
  • CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin Brings Voices of Pakistani Drone Victims to Obama's Inauguration

    21 January 2013, 8:39 am

    Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of the activist group CODEPINK, recently returned from Pakistan, where she traveled with families of the victims of U.S. drone strikes. Speaking at Sunday night's Peace Ball in Washington, D.C., Benjamin urged progressives to…
  • Poet & Activist Sonia Sanchez at Peace Ball: "Morning Song and Evening Walk for Martin Luther King"

    21 January 2013, 8:30 am

    The poet and activist Sonia Sanchez reads from her poem, "Morning Song and Evening Walk for Martin Luther King." Sanchez, a leading figure in the Black Arts movement, performed at the Peace Ball in Washington, D.C., honoring voices of hope and resistance.…
  • Fmr. NAACP Leader Ben Chavis Attends Obama Inauguration After Historic Pardon in Wilmington Ten Case

    21 January 2013, 8:26 am

    Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis joins us at President Obama's inauguration just weeks after winning a pardon of innocence by North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue, along with the other members of the Wilmington Ten. The group of mostly African-American activists…
  • Angela Davis: Now That Obama Has a Second Term, No More "Subordination to Presidential Agendas"

    21 January 2013, 8:21 am

    Addressing the Peace Ball in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the renowned author, educator and political activist Angela Davis urges those content with President Obama's re-election to continue pushing him for social change. "This time around we cannot…
  • NAACP's Ben Jealous at Obama Inauguration: "Never Elect Someone to Make Change Happen For You"

    21 January 2013, 8:13 am

    Four years after making history by becoming the first African-American U.S. president, Barack Obama is kicking off his second term on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In an Inauguration Day special, we air voices of hope and resistance from the Peace Ball Sunday…
  • Headlines for January 21, 2013

    21 January 2013, 8:00 am

    5 Family Members Shot Dead in New Mexico; Teenage Suspect Detained, Gun Control Opponents Rally Nationwide, 5 Injured in Accidental Firings at Gun Shows, Obama Sworn in Ahead of Public Inauguration, 3 Activist Groups to Protest Along Inaugural Route, U.S.…
  • Criminalizing Pregnancy: As Roe v. Wade Turns 40, Study Finds Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women

    18 January 2013, 8:53 am

    A new study shows hundreds of women in the United States have been arrested, forced to undergo unwanted medical procedures, and locked up in jails or psychiatric institutions, because they were pregnant. National Advocates for Pregnant Women found 413 cases…
  • Notre Dame Football Faulted for Covering Up Manti Te'o Hoax While Refusing to Probe Rape Scandal

    18 January 2013, 8:43 am

    Notre Dame's star linebacker and team leader Manti Te'o is in the media limelight after reports have emerged that his girlfriend may never have existed -- a girlfriend who allegedly died of leukemia and inspired him to become a top football player in her…
  • "The Tony Soprano of the Cycling World": Dave Zirin on Lance Armstrong's Doping Confession

    18 January 2013, 8:33 am

    For the first time, cycling legend Lance Armstrong publicly admitted to doping last night, saying he won all seven of his record Tour de France championships with the help of performance-enhancing drugs. Speaking to Oprah Winfrey, the cyclist recounted how he…
  • "Unintended Consequences of Military Intervention": Roots of Mali, Algeria Crisis Tied to Libya War

    18 January 2013, 8:14 am

    In Algeria, at least 22 foreign hostages remained unaccounted for in what has been described as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades. Islamist militants opposed to the French air strikes in neighboring Mali seized a gas facility near the…
  • Headlines for January 18, 2013

    18 January 2013, 8:00 am

    Algeria: 22 Foreigners Missing as Hostage Crisis Continues, West African Troops Arrive in Mali; U.S., EU Increase Involvement in Conflict, Syria: 106 Killed in Homs Massacre, Biden: "We Have to Act" Against Gun Violence, Poll: 9 in 10 Favor Background Checks…
  • As Obama Prepares for 2nd Term, Tavis Smiley Urges Him to Take Up MLK's Fight Against Poverty

    17 January 2013, 8:46 am

    Ahead of Monday's public inauguration that will usher in President Obama's second term, we turn to a call for him to put the more than 50 million Americans living in poverty at the top of his agenda. The issue has garnered attention in part because Obama will…
  • Exclusive: Aaron Swartz's Partner, Expert Witness Say Prosecutors Unfairly Targeted Dead Activist

    17 January 2013, 8:16 am

    Outrage is growing over the U.S. Justice Department's prosecution of the 26-year-old who committed suicide last week just weeks before he was to go on trial. Pioneering computer programmer and cyber activist Aaron Swartz was facing up to 35 years in prison and…
  • Headlines for January 17, 2013

    17 January 2013, 8:00 am

    Obama Reveals Sweeping Gun Control Plan; NRA Vows "Fight of the Century", ACLU: Obama's Call for More Police in Schools Could Lead to "Over-Incarceration", Judge: U.S. Gov't Must Prove Manning Knowingly Aided Al-Qaeda, Algeria: U.S. Citizens, Algerian Workers…
  • Behind the NRA's Money: Gun Lobby Deepens Financial Ties to $12 Billion Firearms Industry

    16 January 2013, 8:51 am

    Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has portrayed itself as an advocate for individual gun owners' Second Amendment rights. But a new investigation finds the group has come to rely on the support of the $12-billion-a-year gun industry --…
  • Debate on Armed Police in Schools: Needed for Kid Safety or Part of the Student-to-Prison Pipeline?

    16 January 2013, 8:32 am

    As the National Rifle Association pushes for armed guards in every school, we host a debate over what type of security measures should be taken in schools to prevent future tragedies. On Monday, the superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools proposed forming the…
  • Va. Tech Shooting Survivor: Obama's Gun Plan a 1st Step, But "We Need a Movement" to Overcome NRA

    16 January 2013, 8:11 am

    A month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., President Obama is calling for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. The National Rifle Association says Congress will not get either. Obama's proposal…
  • Headlines for January 16, 2013

    16 January 2013, 8:00 am

    Obama to Unveil New Assault Weapons Ban; NY Gov. Enacts Sweeping Gun Law, House OKs Sandy Relief Bill After GOP Delay, France Launches Ground Operations in Mali, U.S. Considers French Request for "Targeting" Intelligence in Mali, Amnesty Calls for…
  • "Kill Anything That Moves": New Book Exposes Hidden Crimes of the War Kerry, Hagel Fought in Vietnam

    15 January 2013, 8:40 am

    Two of the leading figures nominated to head President Obama's second-term foreign policy establishment have their political roots in the Vietnam War. If confirmed, Chuck Hagel will become the first Vietnam War veteran to head the Pentagon, while John Kerry…
  • Admin Aids French Bombing of Mali After U.S.-Trained Forces Join Rebels in Uranium-Rich Region

    15 January 2013, 8:14 am

    France is in its fifth day of an offensive to oust rebels that have held much of Mali's northern region since March, an area larger than Afghanistan. The strikes have reportedly killed 11 civilians, including three children fleeing the bombardment of a camp…
  • Headlines for January 15, 2013

    15 January 2013, 8:00 am

    Obama Preps Gun Control Plan Based on Recommendations by Biden-Led Task Force, Poll: Support for Gun Control Hits 5-Year High, Gun Reform Talk Sparks Massive Spike in Firearm Sales, New York Lawmakers Reach Deal on Sweeping New Gun Limits, Newtown Parents,…
  • Freedom to Connect: Aaron Swartz (1986-2013) on Victory to Save Open Internet, Fight Online Censors

    14 January 2013, 8:36 am

    Cyber activist and computer programmer Aaron Swartz took his life on Friday at the age of 26. We air an address of Swartz's from last May where he speaks about the battle to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA -- a campaign he helped lead. "[SOPA] will…
  • "An Incredible Soul": Larry Lessig Remembers Aaron Swartz After Cyberactivist's Suicide Before…

    14 January 2013, 8:15 am

    Today we remember the pioneering computer programmer and cyber activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life Friday at the age of 26. As a teenager, Swartz helped develop RSS, revolutionizing how people use the Internet, going on to co-own Reddit, now one of…
  • Headlines for January 14, 2013

    14 January 2013, 8:00 am

    Report: Admin to Propose Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants, Afghan Civilians Killed in Explosion Following U.S. Raid, U.S. Accelerates Timeline for Transfer to Afghan Forces, Karzai: Afghanistan Rejects 1st U.S. Immunity Offer, Jirga to Decide,…

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