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Friday, September 1, 2006

  • We Will Not Be Silent: Movement Grows to Challenge Racial Profiling at Airports

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    A growing movement across the country is challenging what appears to be an increase in racial profiling at airports. More and more travelers are donning T-shirts that say "We Will Not Be Silent" in English and Arabic in solidarity with Iraqi blogger and activist Raed Jarrar who was forced to change the T-Shirt before boarding a JetBlue Airways flight at Kennedy airport. [includes rush transcript]

  • Jazz Legend Charlie Haden on His Life, His Music and His Politics

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    We speak with legendary bass player and composer, Charlie Haden, one of the most politically outspoken jazz musicians of his time. During the middle of the Vietnam War, Haden formed the Liberation Music Orchestra that mixed songs from the Spanish Civil War, anti-war songs and a tribute to Che Guevera. He recently re-formed the group to respond to the Bush administration and the invasion of Iraq. He titled the new album "Not In Our Name." [includes rush transcript]