Monday, May 2, 2005

  • Hiroshima Mayor Calls on All Countries "Including U.S." to Abolish Nuclear Weapons


    A large anti-nuclear rally in New York calls for global nuclear disarmament ahead of a United Nations meeting to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. We speak with the mayor of Hiroshima–where 60 years ago the U.S. dropped one of two atomic bombs. [includes rush transcript]

  • Hundreds of HIV+ Foster Children in NYC Subjected to Experimental Drug Trials


    New York City’s child welfare department opens an investigation into whether they forced HIV positive children in foster care to submit to experimental AIDS drug trials. We speak with the commissioner for New York’s Administration for Children’s Services, New York City councilman Bill Perkins and Vera Sharav of the Alliance for Human Research Protection. [includes rush transcript]

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