Friday, June 6, 1997

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  • Attica Prison Reparations

    Attica Prison, now known for its terrible treatment of prisoners was the site of a prison uprising in 1971. Frank "Big Black" Smith was tortured in Attica and was part of the prison uprising. He has recently been rewarded four million dollars in compensation. He along with two of his attorneys Liz Fink and Daniel Meyers join Amy to discuss their experiences with fighting the state, both physically inside of Attica and legally in the court system.

  • The History of Multicultural America

    Willaim Loren Katz speaks about the history of racism, multiculturalism, and particularly white anti-racism in America.

  • The Dark Side Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa is thought of as a great friend of the poor. Christopher Hitchens makes the case that she is a fraud, crook and deciever. He claims that Mother Teresa is a "specimen" of the strictest mideival Cathalicism and should not be applauded as a humanitarian.

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