Thursday, May 5, 2005

  • Ex-Haitian PM Yvon Neptune Near Death


    We get an update on the condition of jailed former Haitian Prime Minister Yvon Neptune who has been on a hunger strike for 18 days and is reportedly near death. We go to Haiti to speak with human rights activist Patrick Elie who served as Haiti’s Drug Czar and Undersecretary of State for Defense under Jean Bertrand Aristide and we speak with lawyer Brian Concannon. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Christian Right and the Rising Power of the Evangelical Political Movement


    We take a look at the rising power of the evangelical political movement in this country with journalist and author Chris Hedges and the Rev. Joseph Phelps, who led a counter-service to last month’s "Justice Sunday: Stopping the Filibuster Against People of Faith." [includes rush transcript]

  • Louisville Landscape: Politics, Race and Police Brutality


    We take a look at local Louisville politics and the political landscape of Kentucky with professor Ricky Jones, a political science specialist in the department of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville. [includes rush transcript]

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