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Friday, May 2, 1997

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  • Juan Gonzalez speaks about his lecture last night about race in America.

    Juan Gonzalez speaks about similarities between the urban riots of the sixties and the LA riots. He gave a speech on the topic last night at the The Nation Institute.

  • Brittish Elections

    Amy and Juan are joined by Daniel Singer to speak about the recent election of Tony Blair in England. Singer is not particularly optimistic about the new Labor government. He believes that the left throughout Europe must stop shifting toward the center and present a true opposition to the right.

  • The Algebra Project.

    Amy and Juan are joined by Robert Moses who founded the Algebra Project as a way to empower through education. Literacy has always been important for the disenfranchised looking to improve their lives. Moses believes that math is approaching literacy in importance. He speaks with Amy and Juan about The Algebra Project which seeks to educate under privileged youth about math.

  • Florida radio station shut down for airing music with left wing lyrics.

    WMNF in Tampa Florida was shut down for airing music with left wing lyrics. A Florida senator, John Grant claimed that the radio station did not fit the criteria to receive state funding and another public radio station existed in Tampa that aired the same material. Neither of these statements were true. Eventually Grant’s reason for standing against the station changed to that he did not like its programming. Many of the songs objected to are aired in this segment. WMNF has started a fund drive to stay on the air and has received a tremendous response.