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Tuesday, May 7, 1996

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  • Kathy Lee Gifford and Sweatshops

    Charlie Kernaghan of the National Labor Committee raised a stink last week when he charged at a Congressional hearing that TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford’s Walmart clothing line was produced in Honduran sweatshops, where underage and pregnant women sew garments for 20 hours a day in extreme heat, for only 31 cents an hour. Kathie Lee has been tearfully trying to defend herself on the air during her TV show.

  • Oregon’s Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

    A speech by Representative Elizabeth Furse at the Grange Hall in Portland, plus interviews with local grassroots activists working on the campaign.

  • North Carolina Primary

    Today, Democrats "duke it out" for the honor of taking on Senator Jesse Helms in November. The Democratic rivals are Harvey Gantt, an African American former Mayor of Charlotte who lost to Helms in 1990, and Charles Sanders, a pharmaceutical executive who believes he’s the only one who can beat Helms.