Wednesday, April 21, 2004

  • "You Cannot Break the Human Spirit": Israeli Nuclear Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu Released After 18 Years


    On the morning that Mordechai Vanunu is released from prison after serving 18 years for revealing to the world that Israel had a nuclear arsenal, we go to Ashkelon to speak with his adoptive parents and a coordinator of the US Campaign to Free Mordecai Vanunu. [includes rush transcript]

  • Major Bomb Attacks Across Iraq; Leaked CPA Memo Warns of Civil War


    Hours after three car bombs explode in Basra killing 68 people and wounding more than 230, an explosion rocks the Saudi capital of Riyadh. We hear from political science professor As’ad AbuKhalil on the increasing violence in the Middle East and we speak with independent reporter Jason Vest who obtained a Coalition Provision Authority memo that warns the U.S. occupation of Iraq will likely lead to civil war. [includes rush transcript]

  • Supreme Court Grills Gov’t Over Guantanamo Bay Detentions


    The Supreme Court heard the first arguments Tuesday on whether the more than 600 foreigners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have a right to plead their case before a judge. We hear excerpts of the hearing and speak with the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Michael Ratner.

  • Sen. Kennedy Blasts Wolfowitz For Giving "Disingenuous" Testimony on Iraq


    Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz’s assereted at a hearing of the Armed Services Committee that Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator who had to be deposed. Sen. Edward Kennedy interrupted Wolfowitz’s statement calling his testimony "somewhat disingenuous." We hear an excerpt.

  • B-Boy in Baghdad: KPFK Producer Jerry Quickley On Alternative Media Coverage in Iraq


    We speak with Jerry Quickley, a renowned performance poet and the host of the popular Pacifica Radio show, Beneath the Surface on KPFK. He was in Iraq twice last year most recently in the fall doing independent reporting and shooting a documentary about the Iraq conflict and war from a hip hop perspective called B-Boy in Baghdad. [includes rush transcript]