Monday, September 27, 2004

  • Neoliberalism and Hurricanes: Death Toll Rises in Caribbean


    As Hurricane Jeanne ravages the Caribbean, we’ll look at the role neoliberalism and globalization play in the crisis with veteran Jamaican journalist John Maxwell. [includes rush transcript]

  • Targeting Immigrants in Arizona: Prop 200 and the November Election


    As Bush and Kerry intensify their campaign efforts in battleground states, we’ll look at a controversial ballot initiative in Arizona. Prop 200 would require all residents of the state to prove they are citizens to receive any public services and to vote. Public employees would be required to report any undocumented people or face jail. [includes rush transcript]

  • Campus Crackdown: Fox News Attacks Student Voter Registration Effort


    The 2004 election is expected to see a record number of people registering to vote. But when some feminist groups at the University of Arizona kicked off a campus voter registration campaign, Fox News charged that they were aiding out-of-state students in committing felony voter fraud. [includes rush transcript]

  • University of Arizona Professor Reported to FBI for "Hating" America


    After a series of ads in the University of Arizona newspaper railed against left-wing professors, a student allegedly reported Professor David Gibbs to the FBI for being "an anti-American communist who hates America." [includes rush transcript]

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