Wednesday, April 4, 2007

  • Subprime Lending Crisis: Millions of Families Face Losing Their Homes to Foreclosure

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    Subprime loans have led to one million American families losing their homes in the past decade, a new study by the Center for Responsible Lending has found. In the last ten years, the subprime loan industry has emerged as a major, and controversial, player in the housing market. We speak with an attorney at the Center for Responsible Lending. [includes rush transcript]

  • In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Burst

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    We take a look at a new documentary by veteran journalist and media critic Danny Schechter called "In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Burst." The film shows how "the mall replaced the factory as America’s dominant economic engine and how big banks and credit card companies buy our Congress and drive us into what a former major bank economist calls modern serfdom." [includes rush transcript]

  • Imprisoned Journalist Josh Wolf Released After Record 225 Days in Jail

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    Independent journalist Josh Wolf has been released from prison after spending over 225 days behind bars. The 24-year-old Wolf spent more time in jail than any journalist in US history for protecting his sources. In the first broadcast interview since his release, Wolf joins us from San Francisco. [includes rush transcript]

  • Beyond Vietnam: 40th Anniversary of King’s Landmark Antiwar Speech

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    Forty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King gave the speech "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." It was April 4, 1967 — a year to the day before he was murdered. He was speaking at the Riverside Church here in New York. King billed the speech as a declaration of independence from the war and called the United States: "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." [includes rush transcript]

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