Thursday, September 16, 2004

  • Charley, Frances and Ivan: Hurricanes and Global Warming

    Ivanmap

    As Hurricane Ivan slams into the U.S. Gulf Coast with devastating winds and pounding waves, we go to New Orleans–which narrowly avoided a catastrophe–to speak with Pulitzer prize-winning environmental reporter Mark Schleifstein and David Helvarg of the Blue Frontier Campaign. [includes rush transcript]

  • Election Issue 2004: A Debate on Healthcare

    Meds

    President Bush and Democratic candidate John Kerry have radically different views on how to run the U.S. healthcare system. We host a debate on healthcare with Harvard professor Dr. Steffie Woolhandler and Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Story Behind the Bridge To Baghdad Abduction

    Italianhostages

    On September 7, armed attackers seized Italian humanitarian workers Simona Torretta, Simona Pari and their Iraqi colleagues, Mahnouz Bassam and Raad Ali Abdul Azziz. Nothing about this kidnapping fits the pattern of other abductions, from the sophisticated weapons to the clean-shaven man in charge that the others called, "sir." We’ll speak with correspondent Jeremy Scahill. With Naomi Klein, he wrote an investigative piece for The Guardian of London on the case. [includes rush transcript]