Friday, October 12, 2007

  • Al Gore, U.N. Climate Change Panel Share Nobel Peace Prize

    Gorenobelweb

    Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to raise awareness on global warning. We get reaction from Guardian columnist and leading environmental campaigner George Monbiot. [includes rush transcript]

  • Oil Giant Chevron Urged to Cut Ties with Burmese Military Junta

    Redfordkweb

    Chevron is one of the largest foreign investors in Burma and is the only remaining major U.S. corporation with a significant presence there. In 2005, Chevron bought the company Unocal weeks after the latter settled a lawsuit accusing it of assisting the Burmese military junta in the torture, murder and rape of villagers during construction of a pipeline. We play excerpts of the documentary Total Denial and speak to Katherine Redford, one of the attorneys who brought the suit. [includes rush transcript]

  • Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy

    Savagecweb

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe reporter Charlie Savage joins us to talk about his new book, "Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy." Savage charts the ways the Bush administration has circumvented laws and expanded presidential authority. [includes rush transcript]

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