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Unlike Father, Unlike Son

August 02, 2000
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There were protests throughout Philadelphia yesterday, as police arrested hundreds of demonstrators. Hundreds of delegates were prevented from boarding buses to go to the convention center, as activists conducted sit-ins on main streets and blockades in front of hotel doors. Today, we are going to talk to a father and son from South Carolina. The father is a delegate to the convention and the son is a protester.

Guests:

  • Rick Beltram, a Republican delegate from South Carolina and head of his District.
  • Steve Beltram, the son of Rick and is here in Philadelphia protesting the Republican National Convention.
  • Warren Mowry, a Republican Delegate from South Carolina and head of his district.

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