Wednesday, March 3, 2010

  • As NY Gov. Paterson Criticized for Alleged Interference on Aide’s Behalf, a Look at Domestic Violence Nationwide

    Terry-amy

    New York Governor David Paterson is facing increasing pressure from state Democrats to defend his actions or resign in the wake of allegations that he may have used his authority to influence a domestic violence case involving one of his top aides. As the pressure rises on Governor Paterson, we take a step back to look at the issue of domestic violence around the country with Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women. [includes rush transcript]

  • Utah Abortion Bill Could Punish Women for Miscarriages, Domestic Violence

    Paltrow-lynn

    Utah lawmakers have approved a measure that would allow women to be charged with murder if they commit an "intentional, knowing or reckless act" that causes a miscarriage. Critics fear the measure could target women for all kinds of actions, including staying with an abusive partner. [includes rush transcript]

  • Chilean Earthquake Toll Passes 800; Aid Yet to Reach Many Devastated Areas

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    The death toll from Saturday’s massive earthquake in Chile has reached close to 800 and is expected to rise. Aid has yet to reach many areas hardest hit by the quake, including the southern city of Concepción, which accounts for nearly half of the death toll. We go to Chile to discuss the latest developments with Eva Salinas, editor of the Santiago Times. [includes rush transcript]

  • From New York to Liberia, Investigative Journalist Greg Palast Tracks Vulture Funds Preying on African Debt

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    Over the last five years, Britain, the United States and other countries have written off billions of dollars in loans to the world’s poorest countries. But a small group of vulture funds have been trying to divert that money into their own pockets. Investigative journalist Greg Palast traveled to the West African country of Liberia to investigate how vulture funds have been operating there and why Liberia lost a $20 million case against two vulture funds in a British court. [includes rush transcript]