Thursday, February 5, 2004

  • Why Is There a One-Year Gap in Bush’s National Guard Duty?


    Michael Moore called him a deserter. Democratic National Committee Chairman Terrence McAuliffe called him AWOL. The controversy over a one-year gap in President Bush’s military service has come under fresh scrutiny in recent weeks. We speak with the Boston Globe’s Walter Robinson who first exposed the story in 2000 when he revealed that Bush’s National Guard records indicate he failed to perform a year of service from 1972 to 1973. [Includes transcript]

  • Chomsky: "Another Four Years Of The Same Policies Could Be Extremely Dangerous For The Country And The World"


    The United Nations Society of Writers and Artists this week presented MIT professor of linguistics and author Noam Chomsky with the Award of Excellence. We hear Chomsky responding to reporters’ questions after the award ceremony. [Includes transcript]

  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and Fmr. Clinton Special Counsel Speak Out Against The Scheduled Execution of Kevin Cooper


    Kevin Cooper, who was convicted of a quadruple homicide in 1983 but has long maintained his innocence, is scheduled to die next Tuesday amid much controversy and protest. We speak with former special counsel to President Bill Clinton and a member of Cooper’s defense team Lanny Davis as well as the legendary Rubin "Hurricane" Carter who was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for nearly two decades before finally being exonerated. [Includes transcript]

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