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  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out from Jail on New Pennsylvania Law Silencing Prisoners

    21 October 2014, 8:48 am

    Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is set to sign into law a bill critics say will trample the free speech rights of prisoners. Last week, lawmakers openly said they passed the legislation as a way to target one of the state's most well-known prisoners:…
  • Former U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk on the Legitimacy of Hope in the Palestinian Struggle

    21 October 2014, 8:31 am

    On Monday, the Israeli government made a rare appearance before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, but its delegation refused to acknowledge responsibility for the conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, occupied by Israel for nearly half a…
  • After Ignoring ISIS Assault on Kobani, U.S. Launches Major Strikes & Arms Turkey's Kurdish Foes

    21 October 2014, 8:15 am

    Earlier this month, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would not act to prevent the Islamic State from seizing Kobani because the Syrian Kurdish town was not a "strategic objective." But as news cameras on the Turkish-Syrian border showed…
  • Headlines for October 21, 2014

    21 October 2014, 8:00 am

    Cuba Sends 91 More Health Workers to West Africa, Offers to Work with U.S. on Ebola, CDC Unveils New Health Worker Protocols for Ebola, U.S. Continues Bombardment of ISIS Near Kobani, Indonesia Inaugurates Joko Widodo as President, Australian Police Drop Probe…
  • Media Enabled Musketeers: Russian & American Filmmakers with Disabilities Document Shared Struggles

    20 October 2014, 8:37 am

    Meet the Media Enabled Musketeers, a group of Russians and Americans with disabilities who have banded together to raise awareness about disability issues through film. They have created a dozen short movies that delve into the everyday challenges faced by…
  • "Women Are Being Driven Offline": Feminist Anita Sarkeesian Terrorized for Critique of Video Games

    20 October 2014, 8:15 am

    Anita Sarkeesian, a prominent feminist critic of video games, was forced to cancel a speech at Utah State University last week after the school received an email threatening to carry out "the deadliest shooting in American history" at the event. The email…
  • Headlines for October 20, 2014

    20 October 2014, 8:00 am

    UNICEF: Several Thousand Children Orphaned by Ebola in West Africa, U.N. Provides Food to Ebola-Stricken Town; Liberian President Warns a Generation "Risks Being Lost", Duncan Contacts Declared Ebola-Free in Texas After 21-Day Monitoring Ends, Obama Appoints…
  • In Tight Midterms Facing Low Turnout, Colorado's Senate Race Could Decide Who Controls Congress

    17 October 2014, 8:45 am

    As we broadcast from Denver, Colorado, we examine how the state's U.S. Senate race in the upcoming midterm election could shape who controls Congress. Republican candidate Cory Gardner and Democratic incumbent Mark Udall are neck and neck in the polls. Gardner…
  • In Historic Police Brutality Case, Family of Homeless Denver Pastor Killed in Custody Awarded $4.6M

    17 October 2014, 8:11 am

    As Denver faces a string of police brutality cases, a federal jury has awarded a historic $4.6 million in damages to the family of a homeless preacher killed while he was in the booking area of the Denver jail. Marvin Booker died after he was grabbed and then…
  • Headlines for October 17, 2014

    17 October 2014, 8:00 am

    WHO Lists 15 African Countries Threatened by Ebola; Jamaica Imposes Travel Ban, Obama Opposes Travel Ban, But Leaves Wiggle Room; Could Name Ebola "Czar", Head of Dallas Hospital Apologizes for Duncan Treatment, Nurse's Ebola Infections, U.S. Continues Kobani…
  • Abortion as a Social Good: Author Katha Pollitt Pens New Vision for Pro-Choice Movement

    16 October 2014, 8:45 am

    We look at a book out this week that offers a new vision for the pro-choice movement. In "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights," Nation columnist Katha Pollitt dissects the logic behind the hundreds of abortion restrictions enacted over the past few years and shows…
  • A Little Shout of Joy: Supreme Court Lets Abortion Clinics Reopen, Easing Crisis of Access in Texas

    16 October 2014, 8:41 am

    Texas abortion clinics shuttered by a recent court ruling have been allowed to reopen after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked part of an anti-choice law that would have required abortion clinics to meet the standards of hospital-style surgery centers. Earlier…
  • An Unprofitable Disease: In the Political Economy of Ebola, Who Lives and Who Dies?

    16 October 2014, 8:27 am

    We look at the political and economic circumstances of the spread of Ebola with science writer Leigh Phillips, who calls for a socialization of pharmaceutical research and production. Phillips says that using revenues from profitable drugs to subsidize…
  • A U.S. Nurse Witnesses Ebola's Ravages in Sierra Leone, Where Horrific Conditions Claim Lives Daily

    16 October 2014, 8:11 am

    As the infections of two Dallas nurses fuel concerns about Ebola in the United States, the death toll in West Africa is approaching 5,000. The World Health Organization has warned there could be up to 10,000 new Ebola cases per week in the coming months, up…
  • Headlines for October 16, 2014

    16 October 2014, 8:00 am

    CDC Allowed Dallas Nurse Aboard Flight Before Ebola Diagnosis, Head of Dallas Hospital Set to Apologize for Ebola Handling, Official Death Toll from Ebola Nears 5,000 in West Africa, Pentagon: Hundreds of ISIS Fighters Killed in U.S.-Led Strikes, U.S.-Led…
  • Mexico's Missing Students: Were 43 Attacked by Cartel-Linked Police Targeted for Their Activism?

    15 October 2014, 8:48 am

    Protests continue in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero over the disappearance of 43 teachers' college students missing for more than two weeks following a police ambush. More than 20 police have been detained and accused of collaborating with a drug gang,…
  • Infected Workers, Slow Deployment, No Vaccines: Ebola Response Shows Pitfalls of Privatized Health

    15 October 2014, 8:29 am

    Although the rate of new Ebola infections has slowed in some areas, the World Health Organization says it would be premature to read that as a success. New WHO projections suggest there could be between 5,000 and 10,000 new cases a week by December. The head…
  • As Second Dallas Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola, Are U.S. Hospitals Failing Healthcare Workers?

    15 October 2014, 8:13 am

    As a second healthcare worker at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital tests positive for Ebola after caring for patient Thomas Eric Duncan, the Centers for Disease Control has identified what it calls a "large group" of other workers who may still be at…
  • Headlines for October 15, 2014

    15 October 2014, 8:00 am

    WHO: Growing Ebola Infections Could Bring 10,000 New Cases per Week, 2nd Texas Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola; CDC Admits Slow Response, U.N.: ISIS Advance Displaces over 180,000 from Iraqi Town of Heet, Obama Talks "Long-Term Campaign" with Defense Chiefs from…
  • James Risen on NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden: He Sparked a New National Debate on Surveillance

    14 October 2014, 8:54 am

    New York Times investigative reporter James Risen faces jail time if he refuses to name a whistleblowing source, but he insists the actual whistleblowers, including Edward Snowden, are “much more courageous that we reporters are." Risen won a Pulitzer Prize…
  • James Risen Prepared to "Pay Any Price" to Report on War on Terror Amid Crackdown on Whistleblowers

    14 October 2014, 8:15 am

    We spend the hour with veteran New York Times investigative reporter James Risen, the journalist at the center of one of the most significant press freedom cases in decades. In 2006, Risen won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting about warrantless wiretapping of…
  • Headlines for October 14, 2014

    14 October 2014, 8:00 am

    ISIS Advances in Iraq, Syria; 180,000 Flee Town of Heet, Report: Iraqi-Backed Shiite Militias Executing Civilians, Turkey Denies It Agreed to Let U.S. Use Bases, Afghan Villagers Say NATO Airstrike Killed 7 Civilians, U.S. Air Force Questioned for Spending…
  • Campaigners Call for "One Fair Wage" to Help End Sexual Harassment for Tipped Restaurant Workers

    13 October 2014, 8:46 am

    A new report finds up to 90 percent of women working restaurant jobs that depend on tips have experienced workplace sexual harassment. More than 70 percent of tipped workers are women, and female restaurant workers are especially vulnerable to harassment in…
  • Socialist City Councilmember on Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai: "Socialism is the Only Answer"

    13 October 2014, 8:39 am

    We speak to Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant about the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, who has expressed support for socialism. In 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman…
  • Seattle Marks Indigenous Peoples' Day Amid Calls to End Federal Holiday Celebrating Columbus

    13 October 2014, 8:27 am

    Today marks Columbus Day, a federal holiday to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the so-called "New World" in 1492. But the holiday has long evoked sadness and anger among Native Americans, who object to honoring a man who opened the door to…
  • Ferguson October: Thousands March in St. Louis for Police Reform & Arrest of Officer Darren Wilson

    13 October 2014, 8:11 am

    Since the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown two months ago, protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, have defied a militarized crackdown and taken to the streets to call for the arrest of police officer Darren Wilson, who shot him. Their efforts have…
  • Headlines for October 13, 2014

    13 October 2014, 8:00 am

    Nurses Protest Inadequate Policies After Dallas Nurse Contracts Ebola, NIH Director: Budget Cuts Prevented Ebola Vaccine, Liberian Health Workers Call Strike After 95 Die of Ebola, Turkey Allows Use of Bases by U.S. Forces, Anbar Province Said to Be on Verge…
  • "I Am Coming to the End of a Long Journey": Legendary Detroit Activist Grace Lee Boggs in Hospice

    10 October 2014, 8:55 am

    As we broadcast from Detroit, Michigan, we get an update on Grace Lee Boggs, the 99-year-old activist, author and philosopher based in Detroit. She is considered a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America. Throughout her life, Boggs has…
  • Detroit Faces "Humanitarian Crisis" as City Shuts Off Water Access for Thousands of Residents

    10 October 2014, 8:46 am

    We are on the road in Detroit, broadcasting from the "Great Lakes State" of Michigan, which has one of the longest freshwater coastlines in the country. But its residents are increasingly concerned about their access to affordable water. A judge overseeing…
  • Ferguson October: Activists Call for Nationwide Convergence to Demand Justice for Michael Brown

    10 October 2014, 8:24 am

    Demonstrations over the police killing of an unarmed teenager in St. Louis, Missouri, continued for a second night ahead of a national weekend of action in nearby Ferguson over the police killing of Michael Brown two months ago. Organizers have invited the…

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