Thursday, September 30, 2004

  • Daughter of Soldier Contaminated with Depleted Uranium in Iraq Born with Deformities

    Dubaby

    In a major expose in the New York Daily News, Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez uncovered the story of how a new-born baby may have suffered deformities because her father was exposed to depleted uranium while deployed as a soldier in Iraq. We are joined in our studio by Guardsman Gerard Darren Matthew and Sgt. Ray Ramos, one of the first confirmed cases of inhaled depleted uranium exposure from the current Iraq conflict. [includes rush transcript]

  • Static in Silver City: Liberal Talk Show Forced Off the Air By Local Advertisers at New Mexico Radio Station

    Johnsonfs

    Radio Free Silver!–the sole hour of liberal programming amidst a slew of right-wing talk on KNFT in Silver City, New Mexico–was forced off the air when advertisers threatened to pull their spots from all of the station’s programming if the show continued to be aired. We speak with the host of the show as well as KFNT’s station manager. [includes rush transcript]

  • Longest-Standing Pirate Radio Station Free Radio Santa Cruz Shut Down by FCC

    Fccraid

    Pirate radio station Free Radio Santa Cruz which had been operating without a license for nearly 10 years, was raided yesterday for the first time and shut down. We go to Santa Cruz to speak with two of the station’s longtime programmers. [includes rush transcript]

  • Museum of the American Indian Opens in Washington DC

    Musb11

    The National Museum of the American Indian opened in Washington DC last week on the last spot on the National Mall. We speak with renowned Native American writer and scholar Paula Gunn Allen as well as a Native American artist who helped design the museum. [includes rush transcript]

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