Thursday, June 12, 1997

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  • Short Term and Long Term Results of 1993 Nigerian Elections.

    Today is the forth anniversary of the Nigerian elections that were won by Moshood Abiola of the Social Democratic Party. Abiola was jailed by the government and he remains imprisoned today. Amy is joined by Dr. Owen Wiwa. Dr. Wiwa is the brother of the author Ken Saro-Wiwa, a renowned writer executed by the government two years ago. Dr. Wiwa spoke about the Nigerian experience and the involvement with foreign oil companies in the flow of power in Nigeria. Amy is later joined by Hafsat Abiola, the daughter of Moshood Abiola to speak about the jailing of her father by dictator Sani Abacha, and what American leaders can do to promote democracy in Nigeria.

  • Conversation with Hafsat Abiola continued.

    Hafsat Abiola continues to speak with Amy about her family’s experience in Nigeria.

  • Air Pollution and Policy.

    Air pollution poses many public health risks and many people are working to tighten pollution standards. Some argue that stricter regulations will improve public health conditions while others argue that proposed changes will not improve public health but will harm industry. Amy is joined by Daniel Rosenberg and Kay Jones to discuss these issues.