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Students for a Drug Free White House

06/05/01

The Bush administration is enforcing a rule requiring all college students receiving financial aid to reveal any past history of drug convictions. If they are not completely truthful they stand to lose all of their finical aid. Using the theory that "turnabout is fair play" an activist named John Klinko has started a web site to gather petitions to ask President Bush to be absolutely honest about his past drug use (if any).

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Sherri Tenpenny, DO: Are vaccines safe?

06/04/01

Tenpenny discussed the arguments against vaccinations including the link between autism and vaccines. She discussed alternatives to vaccinations, the impact of vaccines on the immune system, the additives in most vaccines, and the lack of long term studies.

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Professor George Fletcher

06/02/01

OUR SECRET CONSTITUTION. Columbia University law Professor George Fletcher says that there are two distinct trends in the U.S. constitution. Prior to the Civil War the document emphasized voluntary association, individual freedom and republican elitism. President Lincoln ushered in the beginning of a trend toward organic nationhood, equality for all persons, and popular democracy. Although it took many years for the country to begin to achieve the latter goals, they are the bedrock of the new...

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The Bush administration's energy policy

05/31/01

Dan Ritzman national outreach director of the Alaska Coalition (AlaskaCoalition) and Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange (powertothepeople) discussed the California energy crisis, conservation, alternatives to fossil fuels, proposals to increase oil drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico and what listeners can do.

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Interview with Frank Wilkinson, former director of the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation

05/30/01
Alan Watts

He was one of the last people imprisoned for refusing to testify before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. He was asked to talk about integration in Los Angeles public housing in the 1950's. He was spied upon by the FBI for more than 30 years and also targeted for assassination by the government. Wilkinson learned of the extent of the surveillance after suing to get his FBI file released.

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Interview with John Gershman

05/25/01

Interview with John Gershman, Asia/Pacific editor of Foreign Policy In Focus and a research associate at the Institute for development Research. He discussed president Bush's proposed new arms sales to Taiwan, U.S.- China relations, multinational investment in China, human rights in China, most favored nation trading status, and the release of the 24 servicemen and women who landed on a Chinese island two weeks ago.

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Interview with Bill Carpenter of Tampa Area Soulforce

05/23/01
Alan Watts

The group is seeking to expand the St. Petersburg Human Rights Ordinance to include equal rights in housing and employment for gays/lesbians/bisexuals/transgender people.

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Interview with Larry Makinson, senior fellow at the Center for Responsive Politics

05/23/01

He analyzed the last two nights of fundraising by the GOP in Washington, D.C. Those events included a reception for political donors at the vice president's residence and a 254 million dollar gala dinner hosted by the GOP. Makison says both major parties are raising huge amounts of soft money from business interests who are seeking favorable legislation from Congress. FMI:Opensecrets

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Center for Economic and Policy Research

05/22/01

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (http://www.cepr.net) in Wasgington on the "payback" by the Bush II administration to political donors. Weisbrot says from the issue of energy policy to bankruptcy to drugs, the current administration has shown an inclination to favor policies that benefit their political donors.

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Interview with Ana Menendez

05/22/01

Interview with Ana Menendez, author of IN CUBA I WAS A GERMAN SHEPHERD (Grove Press). Her book of short stories explores the inner lives and aspirations of Cubans who have moved to the U.S. since the 1959 revolution.

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