Tuesday, May 31, 2005

  • De Villepin the Wiretapper: Chirac Names New Prime Minister Following Defeat Over EU Constitution

    France

    French President Jacques Chirac has named Dominique de Villepin as prime minister following the government defeat in Sunday’s vote on the European Union Constitution. We speak with journalist Doug Ireland who says, "[Villepin] is a very traditional defender of French national interests and indeed prerogatives in its former colonial empire." [includes rush transcript]

  • Gay Marriage in Native America

    Reynolds

    We look at gay marriage legislation in Native America and issues of of tribal sovereignty, cultural tradition, and legal rights. We speak with the president of the Navajo nation and a Cherokee woman who is fighting for legal recognition in the tribal courts. [includes rush transcript]

  • Energy Exploitation and the Ban on Uranium Mining in Navajo Country

    Shirleyj

    The president of the Navajo Nation approved legislation last month banning uranium mining and processing on Navajo territory. We host a debate on energy exploitation with Navajo President Joe Shirley and Earl Tully of Dine Care, a Navajo environmental organization. [includes rush transcript]

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