Friday, September 26, 2008

  • Bailout Talks Stall, WaMu Collapses in Deepening Financial Crisis

    Wamuweb

    The nation’s financial crisis has intensified as federal regulators seized Washington Mutual on Thursday in what is the largest bank failure in American history. Federal regulators have arranged to sell off most of the bank at a bargain rate to JPMorgan Chase. We get analysis from New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and economics professor Michael Zweig. [includes rush transcript]

  • Demonstrators Rally on Wall St. Against Federal Bailout

    Voxpop2web

    As President Bush was holding an emergency economic summit at the White House, protesters took to the streets across the country to oppose a Wall Street bailout. In New York, a series of demonstrations occurred near the Stock Exchange. [includes rush transcript]

  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Iran-Iraq Relations, Iran’s Persecution of Gays and the Future of Israel-Palestine

    Ahmedinejadweb

    In part two of our interview, we ask Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about growing Iranian influence in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, the persecution of Iran’s gay community, and his position on the Israel-Palestine conflict. And we get reaction from Iranian American activist Kourosh Shemirani of the Queer Iran Alliance. [includes rush transcript]

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