Friday, May 16, 1997

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  • Housing for the Amercian Poor.

    Challenging the 60 year old federal policy of providing housing for the poor, the House of Representatives voted this week to repeal a landmark 1937 depression era housing law. Amy and Juan are joined by Lisa Rhangelli, a policy specialist at the Center for Community Change to talk about the legislation and the status of public housing in the United States.

  • New Mexican Elections

    New Mexicans went to polls to elect a new congressman to replace Bill Richardson who gave up his seat to be the ambassador to the United Nations. The race saw the emergence of a powerful Green Party Candidate, Carol Miller. Carol Miller joins Amy to discuss the results of the election that in the end elected a conservative republican as well as the status of third party politics in the United States.

  • Discussion about the Aryan Brotherhood in prisons and the death penalty.

    Discussion about the Aryan Brotherhood and the death penalty in regards to the riot in April 1993 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility when nine prisoners and one guard were killed. Five individuals have been sentenced to death for the killings that occurred during the riots, while some claim that those convicted, both members of the Aryan Brotherhood and members of the Nation of Islam are being scapegoated.

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