Friday, February 1, 2008

  • Democratic Presidential Nomination Could Hinge on Divided Latino Vote

    Latinovoteweb

    With Super Tuesday just four days away, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are actively courting support from Latino voters across the country. We speak to Dolores Huerta, a longtime labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, who is supporting Clinton; Federico Pena, a former Clinton cabinet member and Denver mayor, now co-chairing Obama’s campaign; and California State Senator Gilbert Cedillo, who is also backing Obama. [includes rush transcript]

  • Taxi to the Dark Side: Oscar-Nominated Documentary Film Explores U.S. Abuses in "War on Terror"

    Taxiweb

    Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney joins us to talk about his Academy Award-nominated film Taxi to the Dark Side. The documentary investigates some of the most egregious abuses associated with the so-called "war on terror." Gibney also directed the award-winning Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. [includes rush transcript]

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