Tuesday, March 22, 2005

  • The Case of Terri Schiavo: A Debate Between a Bioethicist and a Disability Rights Activist

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    A Federal Judge has refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube after an unprecedented action by Congress to allow her case be reviewed by federal courts. We host a debate between a bioethicist and a member of a disability rights group, Not Dead Yet. [includes rush transcript]

  • Rep. Barney Frank: "Clearly Politics Was a Factor" in Terri Schiavo Legislation

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    We speak with Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) who voted against the Terri Schiavo legislation. Frank says, "It is clearly wrong for the congress of the United States, this body of elected officials, driven more by ideology and by self-electoral considerations and advancement to other offices and re-election, shouldn’t be trying to cancel out the decision made by the State of Florida." [includes rush transcript]

  • World Water Day 2005: Water Privatization in Stockton and Detroit

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    To mark World Water Day 2005, we take a look at the issue of water privatization in this country in California and Michigan. We speak with activists from Stockton and Detroit and an independent filmmaker who produced the documentary, "Thirst." [includes rush transcript]

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