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Thursday, November 1, 2007

  • Carbon Trading: Practical Solution to Global Warming or Corporate Greenwash? A Debate

    Smokestackweb

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will vote today on a bill promoting carbon trading, which sets greenhouse gas emissions limits and allowances for each industry and then creates a system to trade the allowances. Critics argue that carbon trading actually delays the crucial process of big polluters reducing their emissions. We host a debate between Annie Petsonk of Environmental Defense and Daphne Wysham of the Institute for Policy Studies. [includes rush transcript]

  • FCC Commissioners Adelstein and Copps Decry Proposals to Ease Caps on Media Consolidation

    Coppsadelweb

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Kevin Martin has proposed to do away with a rule that bars companies from owning both a newspaper and a television or radio station in the same city. In 2003, Martin voted with the then-FCC chairman Michael Powell to lift the same media ownership rules, but the effort was overturned by the landmark Prometheus v. FCC decision. As public hearings continue, we speak to dissident FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein. [includes rush transcript]

  • Attorney General Nominee’s Confirmation in Doubt over Waterboarding Stance

    Cohnweb

    As the Senate prepares to take up his nomination, opposition to attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey is growing after he refused again to declare the practice of waterboarding as a form of torture. There is speculation Mukasey might be refusing to say waterboarding is illegal because it could open the door to criminal or civil liability for many CIA and military interrogators — and even the White House. We speak with National Lawyers Guild President Marjorie Cohn. [includes rush transcript]

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