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Thursday, January 25, 2007

  • EXCLUSIVE: 911 Calls in North Dakota Town Reveal Dangers of Media Consolidation


    Five years ago this week, a train derailed in Minot, North Dakota, leaking thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals into the air. One person died, and hundreds were treated for immediate health problems. The city’s six nonreligious commercial radio stations — all owned by Clear Channel — never aired warnings for local residents. In a broadcast exclusive, we air the 911 tapes for the first time and speak to Eric Klinenberg, author of "Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media." [includes rush transcript]

  • Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration


    Author and radio host Deepa Fernandes joins us to talk about her new book, "Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration." Fernandes documents the hidden human struggles behind the immigration debate and exposes how big business has been a driving force in setting immigration policy. [includes rush transcript]