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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

  • Rightwing Attacks on Stem Cell Research Advocate Michael J. Fox Spotlight One of Election 2006’s Most Heated Ballot Issues

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    Parkinson’s sufferer and actor Michael J. Fox has been mocked by rightwing host Rush Limbaugh after he appeared in a Missouri television ad urging viewers to vote yes for stem cell research and for a Democratic Senate candidate over the Republican incumbent. We look at one of the most hotly contested issues in the 2006 elections with Arthur Caplan of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. [includes rush transcript]

  • Record Citizen-Written Ballot Initiatives Could Swing Election Results

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    Voters will consider 76 citizen-written ballot initiatives on Election Day. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, this is the third largest number of initiatives on the ballot in almost 100 years. Some are predicting that with measures to increase the minimum wage on the ballot in six states and initiatives backing stem cell research ahead in many of the polls — the Democrats will gain votes this time around. [includes rush transcript]

  • Students at Premier School for the Deaf Block Controversial Appointment

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    Student protesters at the nation’s premier school for the deaf have proclaimed victory after the board of trustees voted Sunday to terminate the appointment of the incoming school president. Gallaudet University had been the scene of ongoing student and faculty protests over the hiring of Jane Fernandes to head the school. We’re joined by campus leader Latoya Plummer. [includes rush transcript]

  • Behind the Struggle at Gallaudet U.: Deaf University Has History of Protest

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    Gallaudet exploded on the scene in 1988 when students launched a protest to call for the appointment of the university’s first deaf president. Until then, the school had always been led by a hearing president. The "Deaf President Now" protest received national media attention and helped to raise awareness of deaf culture. We’re joined by freelance writer and Gallaudet grad David Kurs. [includes rush transcript]

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