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Thursday, June 9, 2005

  • Patriot Act Two Passed by Senate Intelligence Committee

    Gonzalesmueller

    The controversial USA PATRIOT Act was passed in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Despite the protests of civil libertarians and immigrant rights groups, the Act may now be made permanent and expanded to allow for surveillance without judicial approval. We host a debate. [includes rush transcript]

  • White House Environmental Chief Cooney Watered Down Climate Reports

    Cooneymemo

    The New York Times reported that a White House official who once led the oil industry’s fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming. The official — Philip Cooney — is chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Before coming to the White House in 2001, he was a lobbyist at the American Petroleum Institute. We speak with Greenpeace and the Sierra Club. [includes rush transcript]

  • MOSAIC: World News From The Middle East

    Mosaic

    While channels like al Jazeera are known to many Americans, very few have ever watched a single minute of al Jazeera or other Arabic-language broadcasts. There is a place people can turn daily to judge for themselves how the news is delivered in the Middle East. We speak with Jamal Dajani, producer of the program MOSAIC: World News from the Middle East, winner of the presigious Peabody Award. [includes rush transcript]

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