Friday, May 31, 1996

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  • Interview with Ruth Sidel

    Interview with Ruth Sidel, author of Keeping Women and Children Last: America’s War on the Poor. VOICES ON CHILDREN. Includes clips of President Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Marion Wright Edelman, and a commentary by Teenage Commentator Aaron Asmore.

  • Child Labor

    Voices from a press conference this week, where testimony was given by 15 year old Wendy Diaz, who works at the Honduran plant where clothing is made under abusive and unhealthy conditions for Kathie Lee Gifford. The press conference on Capitol Hill was sponsored by CA Democrat George Miller. Wendy Diaz, a 15-year old employed at Global Fashions, Presbyterian Minister David Dyson of the People of Faith Network. George Miller, Democrat from California.

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