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Thursday, July 15, 2004

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  • Echoes of Vietnam: Soldier Fights Extradition in Canada

    Hinzman

    We speak with U.S. Army conscientious objector Jeremy Hinzman who fled to Canada to avoid being deployed in Iraq. He is believed to be the first U.S. soldier to file for refugee status in Canada for refusing to fight in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • Barack Obama: A Look at the 2004 DNC Keynote Speaker Who Could Become One of the Only Black Senators in U.S. History

    Obama

    Illinois state senator and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, Barack Obama, was chosen to deliver the keynote address at this year’s Democratic National Convention in Boston. Obama currently faces no known opponent in the November election and if elected he would become only the fifth black senator in U.S. history. We take an in-depth look at Obama with longtime Chicago columnist Salim Muwakkil. [includes rush transcript]

  • U.S. Policies Blasted at AIDS Conference

    Aidsconf

    As the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok comes to a close the U.S. is facing sharp criticism for it’s funding policies, the small size of its delegation at the conference, and a lack of action to make generic AIDS medications available. We speak with Rep. Barbara Lee, the only member of Congress to attend the conference and we go to Bangkok and South Africa to speak with AIDS activists on the ground. [includes rush transcript]