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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

  • The Path to Destruction: Two Years After Katrina, Cleanup and Recovery Far From Complete

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    Today marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm ravaged the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and left over 1,600 people dead. More than 300,000 homes were destroyed, and over 770,000 people displaced. It was the most powerful and expensive natural disaster to hit the country and one of the deadliest hurricanes recorded in U.S. history. We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, John McQuaid. [includes rush transcript]

  • Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu Urge Texas to Stay Execution of Kenneth Foster

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    Former President Jimmy Carter and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu have urged Texas to stop Thursday’s scheduled execution of death row prisoner Kenneth Foster. Meanwhile, Foster’s attorney has filed a last-minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles meets today to decide Kenneth Foster’s fate. We speak with Liliana Segura of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. [includes rush transcript]

  • Psychologist, Author Mary Pipher Returns APA Award over Interrogation Policy

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    "I think that the APA has long been a clan," said Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist and author of "Reviving Ophelia" among several other books. She returned her Presidential Citation award from the America Psychological Association in protest over the group’s policy on military and CIA interrogations. "The top leadership, the people on the council have been there for decades. It’s a very ingrown group of people and I think we probably need some new leadership in APA." [includes rush transcript]

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