Wednesday, July 24, 1996

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  • Mega Media Telecommunications Mergers

    The epidemic of mega media mergers is spreading. Last week, Time/Warner and Turner announced a 6.3 billion dollar merger, the largest and latest media merger to date. Some are worried the rash of mergers is concentrating too much power in fewer and fewer hands, a move that’s seen as profoundly anti-democratic.

  • Charles Coughlin Biography

    The voice of Father Charles Coughlin, the infamous Roman Catholic priest from Michigan who roused radio listeners during the Great Depression with fire and brimstone speeches that fueled racial and ethnic prejudice. Donald Warren, a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Oakland University has spent 20 years researching Coughlin’s rise and his connections to Fascist and Nazi movements.

  • Clinton on the Gender Gap and State Control of Welfare

    President Clinton has concluded a three-day campaign swing that marked his 25th visit to California. Pacifica National Affairs Correspondent Larry Bensky went to the site of Clinton’s big event in an Francisco last night and joins us now. Clinton’s campaign visit was clearly aimed at exploiting the gender gap, he talked about issues like domestic violence and child support. At the same time in Washington, the Senate passed a welfare reform measure 74-24 that would turn control of welfare to the states, require most recipients to work, but does not end the federal food stamp program, as some Republicans wanted. The bill now goes to a House-Senate Conference Committee.

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