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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

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  • Free: Kidnapped Bridge to Baghdad Workers Released in Iraq


    Four humanitarian workers–two Italians and two Iraqis–were freed yesterday after being kidnapped in Iraq three weeks ago. Simona Torretta, Simona Pari, Raad Ali Abdul Azziz and Mahnouz Bassam all worked with A Bridge to Baghdad, a humanitarian group that opposed much of U.S. foreign policy in Iraq including the sanctions, invasion and occupation. [includes rush transcript]

  • Public Service and Voting Rights in Arizona: A Debate on Prop 200 and Immigration


    We look at a controversial ballot initiative in Arizona–Prop 200–that would require all residents of the state to prove they are citizens to receive any public services and to vote. We host a debate with a local Latino community leader and one of the initiatives chief proponents. [includes rush transcript]

  • SlamBush: Hip Hop Artists Take on the President in Mock Debate


    A Day before John Kerry and George W Bush square off in Thursday’s debate in Miami, fifteen rappers from across the country will be competing in a mock debate against President Bush. The event is called SlamBush and is aimed at getting the Hip Hop generation to vote in the November election. We speak with Wordsworth, a hip hop artist and one of the event’s organizers. [includes rush transcript]