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Monday, September 25, 2000

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  • Live Report On the Elections in Yugoslavia

    In Yugoslavia yesterday, voters flooded the polls to vote for the new president of Yugoslavia. As we go to air, both sides are claiming victory. Enthusiastic leaders of the opposition to President Slobodan Milosevic said early today that their candidate, Vojislav Kostunica, was leading by wide margins, but spokesmen for the ruling party insisted that their sampling indicated that Milosevic was ahead.

  • Bio-Terrorism–a Phantom Menace?

    Last week the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention awarded Oravax, a biotechnology company in Cambridge, MA, a contract to produce 40 million doses of vaccine against smallpox. The potentially fatal disease has been eradicated since 1977, but the 20-year, $343 million contract calls to create a stockpile of the vaccine to be used by civilians in the event of a bio-terrorist attack.

  • Why Is Npr Fighting Public Radio?

    As members of the National Association of Broadcasters continued their convention this weekend, hundreds of activists rallied outside to protest the trade association’s aggressive stance against Low Power FM (LPFM) or micro-radio, and to demand increased non-commercial, locally controlled, public interest media in this country. At the same time, NPR was also targeted, because to the surprise of many, they have been playing an active role in opposing low-power FM in Congress.