Wednesday, July 7, 2004

  • Nader Calls Kerry a "Puppet" For Israel, Charges Dems With "Mini-Watergate"


    As John Kerry names John Edwards as his running mate, the runoff for president is set–Two campaigns that supported the war in Iraq. But there are candidates for president who oppose the war. We’ll speak with independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader who has just released a new book called "The Good Fight". We speak with him about being kicked off the ballot in Arizona, why he isn’t running as a Green Party candidate and charges that his candidacy will help Bush win reelection. [includes transcript]

  • Whiteout Mea Culpa: Kentucky Paper Apologizes for Lack of Civil Rights Coverage 40 Years Ago


    This July 4th, the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper in Kentucky issued a front-page apology for failing to adequately cover the civil rights movement four decades ago. We speak with the author of the newspaper’s mea culpa and a retired social worker who took photographs of Lexington civil rights activism in the 60s that were ignored by the local papers and never published at the time in the Lexington Herald and Lexington Leader. [includes rush transcript]

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