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CHANGES IN THE HILLSBOROUGH ELECTION SYSTEM

07/18/02

Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Pam Iorio joined us during this hour to discuss the county's new voting machines, registering to vote, upcoming open houses at each election precinct and the controversies over the 2000 presidential election.

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THE CORPORATE SCANDALS OF GEORGE W. BUSH AND DICK CHENEY

07/17/02

What was the track record of the president and vice president's business dealings prior to their election? Dick Cheney headed Halliburton, an oil services firm, in the years prior to his election as vice president. Bush made money on investments on the Texas Rangers baseball team and Harken Energy. Their business dealings are raising many questions. Our first guest, Jim Vallette, is a consultant with the human rights/environmental group EarthWatch. He co-authored a report on Halliburton's use...

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WALL STREET

07/17/02

Doug Henwood, author of the book WALL STREET: HOW IT WORKS AND FOR WHOM, analyzed President Bush's business activities prior to being elected Governor of Texas, his questionable filings with the SEC, and his recent attempts to battle widespread distrust of Wall Street.

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WALL STREET

07/17/02

Doug Henwood, author of the book WALL STREET: HOW IT WORKS AND FOR WHOM, analyzed President Bush's business activities prior to being elected Governor of Texas, his questionable filings with the SEC, and his recent attempts to battle widespread distrust of Wall Street.

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BUSH APPOINTS FIELD SOLDIERS FROM POST-ELECTION 2000 BATTLE TO HIGH LEVEL JOBS IN ADMINISTRATION

07/16/02

Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg tracked the people who helped George W. Bush do battle with elections officials in Florida to decide the winner in the razor-thin presidential race. What she found was that at least 50 of those workers have been appointed to good-paying jobs within the Bush administration.

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BUSH APPOINTS FIELD SOLDIERS FROM POST-ELECTION 2000 BATTLE TO HIGH LEVEL JOBS IN ADMINISTRATION

07/16/02

Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg tracked the people who helped George W. Bush do battle with elections officials in Florida to decide the winner in the razor-thin presidential race. What she found was that at least 50 of those workers have been appointed to good-paying jobs within the Bush administration.

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GARY WILLS - AUTHOR OF" WHY I AM A CATHOLIC"

07/16/02

Gary Wills' book, "Why I Am A Catholic" (Houghton Mifflin) is really a book about the history of democracy inside the Church. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Wills wrote the book before the current pedophile scandal broke out within the Church. But he says the book is relevant because the scandal's roots go back to the nature of power and the lack of democracy inside Roman Catholicism. In this interview he traced the history of the relationship between the Pope, the laity and the clergy. He ...

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SEEDING SPIRIT IN ACTION CONFERENCE

07/15/02

Ann Kramer LMHC discussed the upcoming conference in St. Petersburg, hosted by the Florida Institute for Noetic Sciences. The conference will feature speakers from around the country on topics such as complimentary medicine, the human energy field, biomathematics, and creating livable community.

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SLAVERY IN FLORIDA

07/11/02

At a federal trial two weeks ago in Ft. Pierce, three labor contractors were found guilty on federal charges of holding as many as 600 people in involuntary servitude. The victims were largely immigrant farm workers from Mexico and Guatemala. As they crossed the border from Mexico into Arizona they were offered transportation to "work" on the east coast. But the cost was high. Typically the indentured workers were charged $1,000 by the contractors for the cross country trip. With wages so low...

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PEACE COMMUNITIES IN COLOMBIA

07/11/02

A growing movement of peasants in Colombia is rejecting violence by right-wing paramilitaries, the Colombian Army and left-wing guerillas. Our guest during this segment was Javier Sanchez, a member of the internal council of the San Jose de Apartado Peace Community in Northern Colombia. Sanchez says all sides commit violence but that most of the violence he's experienced has been from the paramilitary troops, who are trying to clear peasants from farmland and mineral-rich areas of Colombia. H...

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