Friday, June 23, 2006

  • Army Lies to Mother of Slain Guardsman for Two Years, Says Killed by Insurgents Instead of Allied Iraqi Soldiers


    Two years after National Guardsmen Spc. Patrick McCaffrey and 1st Lt. Andre Tyson were killed in Iraq, the truth about their deaths has been exposed. Military officials initially told the families that the two men had been killed in an ambush by insurgents but an Army investigation concluded that they were in fact murdered by members of the allied Iraqi Civil Defense Corps. The military only told the families the truth this week. We speak with Nadia McCaffrey–the mother of Spc. Patrick McCaffrey–who is accusing the Pentagon of a deliberate cover-up. [includes rush transcript]

  • Tennessee Schedules Five Executions for June 28


    The state of Tennessee has announced that five death row prisoners are scheduled to be executed this Wednesday, June 28th. Tennessee has carried out only one execution since 1960. We speak with the executive director of the Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing. [includes rush transcript]

  • Julia Wright, Daughter of Famed Writer Richard Wright, on Mumia Abu-Jamal


    We take a look at case of death row case prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal. with Julia Wright, daughter of the late, famed writer Richard Wright. We also play a tribute to Julia Wright that Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded from death row. [includes rush transcript]

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