Thursday, March 24, 2005

  • Red Lake Struggles to Cope with Shooting Tragedy

    Redlakemourns

    Tribal and religious ceremonies are being held in the Red Lake Native American reservation in northern Minnesota following Monday’s high school shooting that left 10 people dead. We speak with an indigenous rights activist who grew up in a neighboring reservation and we go to Minnesota to speak with a Bemidji community organizer. [includes rush transcript]

  • Phil Donahue: "We Have an Emergency in the Media and We Have to Fix It"

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    Phil Donahue–one of the best-known talk show hosts in the history of television in the United States–joins us in our firehouse studio to discuss the state of the media in this country. Donahue’s show was on the air for more than 29 years. In 2003, he was fired by MSNBC because he was allowing antiwar voices on the air. [includes rush transcript]

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