Thursday, April 4, 1996

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  • Citizen Action Update

    Our weekly segment on citizen action is an interview with Lois Gibbs, author of Dying from Dioxin: A citizen’s guide to Reclaiming Our Health and Rebuilding Democracy. Dioxins are a by-product of industrial production and burning of hazardous wastes; there’s scientific evidence that they are affecting hormone levels and human reproduction. The chemical industry is fighting back against these allegations saying they are based on fear, not science.

  • Commerce Secretary Ron Brown

    Secretary Ron Brown’s plane went down today over Croatia. Brown was escorting a group of corporate leaders on a commerce mission to Bosnia and Croatia to get U.S. businesses interested in trade in the region and efforts to rebuild that war-torn country. In this segment we’ll examine the role of the Commerce Department in doing the bidding for American corporations abroad. Some Republicans have called for the elimination of the Commerce Department.

  • National Action Day Against Violence

    Today is National Action Day Against Violence, a day set to remember the assassination of Martin Luther King. In 38 cities across the U.S. young African Americans are spending the day focused on voter registration drives and working on programs to fight "black on black" violence.