Tuesday, September 27, 2005

  • After the Hurricane: Where Have All the Prisoners Gone? More Than 500 From New Orleans Jail Still Unaccounted For

    Opp

    A month after Hurricane Katrina, serious questions remain about the fate of hundreds of prisoners in New Orleans. Human Rights Watch says there are 517 unaccounted for, while prisoners and their lawyers say many were abandoned in the flooding jails. We’ll speak with Human Rights Watch’s researcher, as well as a man who was in the Orleans Parish Prison during the storm, and two lawyers fighting to discover what exactly happened inside the jails. [includes rush transcript]

  • Has the Government Abandoned New Orleans’ Top Black Colleges?

    Xavflood

    Two historically black colleges in New Orleans remain closed after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Reopening the colleges requires money, which may prove a challenge. We speak with the President of Xavier University about this. [includes rush transcript]

  • Al Jazeera Spain Correspondent Sentenced to Prison on Charges of Collaborating with al Qaeda

    Alounit

    Al Jazeera correspondent, Taysir Allouni, rose to prominence after conducting the first interview with Osama bin Laden after 9/11. A Spanish court has just sentenced him to 7 years in prison on charges he aided al Qaeda. We go to Spain to speak with journalist Lamis Andoni, who currently works as a consultant for al Jazeera. She was with Taysir Allouni one of the three times when he was arrested on charges of collaborating with al Qaeda. [includes rush transcript]