Wednesday, August 22, 2007

  • Brutal Triple Murder Rocks Newark

    Hammlweb

    On August 4, three college students were killed execution-style in an elementary school playground. Authorities arrested a sixth man on Sunday in connection with the killings. At least four are believed to be Latin American immigrants. We speak with Newark community organizer Larry Hamm, and we look at the case of Elvira Arellano, a Mexican woman who was deported this week after taking refuge inside a Chicago church to defy a government deportation order. [includes rush transcript]

  • Sacco and Vanzetti: 80 Years After Their Execution, A Look at the Men, the Murders and the Judgment of Mankind

    Saccovanzweb

    Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed 80 years ago on August 23, 1927, in Boston, Massachusetts. The trial of the two Italian immigrant anarchists was one of the most controversial in American history. Protests rocked every major city across the world in the days leading up to the execution. We speak with Bruce Watson, author of "Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind." [includes rush transcript]

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