Wednesday, October 20, 2004

  • 21 AIDS Activists Arrested At Bush-Cheney 2004 HQ Protesting Administration Policies


    Two weeks after Vice President Dick Cheney admitted he was not aware how severe the AIDS epidemic was among African-American women, activists from Housing Works and ACT UP take their message to the Bush-Cheney campaign headquarters in Virginia. We speak with one of the arrested protesters, Oliva Dawson, an HIV+ staff member of Housing Works. [includes rush transcript]

  • God & The Presidency: An In-Depth Examination Of Faith In The Bush White House


    Journalist Ron Suskind examines how Bush’s belief in God has impacted his presidency, how some of Bush’s supporters believe he is an instrument of God and the growing concern among many non-Evangelical Republicans. One former Reagan/Bush official says, "Just in the past few months. I think a light has gone off for people who’ve spent time up close to Bush: that this instinct he’s always talking about is this sort of weird, Messianic idea of what he thinks God has told him to do." We also speak with Esther Kaplan author of the new book, "With God On Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy, and Democracy in George W. Bush’s White House." [includes rush transcript]

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