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  • On the eve of the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks we take a look at one of the cities in this country hardest hit by the 9/11 aftermath–Buffalo, New York. We speak Bruce Jackson, a professor of American Culture at SUNY Buffalo and editor of the web journal BuffaloReport.com. [includes rush transcript]
    September 10, 2004 | Story
  • As the number of US soldier deaths in Iraq surpassed 1,000, we speak with Gary Earl Ross, a university professor and playwright whose son David was recently deployed to Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
    September 10, 2004 | Story
  • We hear an excerpt of a new documentary by the Media Education Foundation, "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire" which examines how the Bush administration used Sept. 11 to transform American foreign policy and enter a phase of so-called preemptive warfare while rolling back civil liberties and social programs at home. [includes rush transcript]
    September 10, 2004 | Story
  • Geoge Tenet resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency for "personal reasons," but many analysts say that Tenet is a fall guy for an administration plagued by accusations of misconduct. We speak with two longtime CIA analysts, Mel Goodman and Ray McGovern.
    June 04, 2004 | Story
  • We hear an excerpt from a major addressed delivered by Cornel West at the Lannan Foundation. [includes rush transcript]
    May 28, 2004 | Story
  • In a new book, well known theologian David Ray Griffin, alleges the Pentagon may have been hit by a missile on Sept. 11 and that the Twin Towers collapsed from a controlled explosion. The book has been hailed by many who question the official record of what happened on Sept. 11. But Chip Berlet of the Political Research Associates, who has studied conspiracy theory movements, charges Griffin’s book doesn’t hold up because it is...
    May 26, 2004 | Story
  • At the Cannes film festival, Michael Moore’s "Fahrenheit 9/11" became the first documentary in nearly 50 years to take the festival’s coveted top prize the Palme d’Or. During his acceptance speech he said, "I want to make sure if I do nothing else for this year that those who have died in Iraq have not died in vain."
    May 24, 2004 | Story
  • Ellen Mariani’s husband Neil died in flight 175 on September 11. Mariani refused a compensation package from the government of up to $1.8 million. Instead, she sued President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and other administration officials under RICO-the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations act. [includes rush transcript]
    May 21, 2004 | Story
  • On April 26, Sgt. Sherwood Baker was one of two soldiers killed in a building explosion in Baghdad. Baker became the first member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard to die in combat since 1945. He was 30 years old and leaves behind a wife and a 9 year old son. Today his parents, Alfred and Celeste Zappala, join us in our studio to talk about their son, the war and the lies behind the war. [includes rush transcript]
    May 13, 2004 | Story
  • In his appearance on two Arab-language networks, President Bush failed to apologize for the torture and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners by the U.S. military. We speak with Ibrahim Kazerooni, an imam at the Islamic Center in Denver who fled Iraq in 1974 at the age of 15 after being repeatedly imprisoned and tortured for his religious beliefs and his brother, cousin and uncle killed by the Baathist regime. [includes rush transcript]
    May 06, 2004 | Story