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  • Protest_dnc_2012-2
    The Democratic National Convention opens today in Charlotte, North Carolina, bringing more than 35,000 delegates, journalists and activists to the nation’s second-largest financial hub. On Sunday, a coalition of groups organized the first large protest of the DNC. More than 1,000 people rallied in what was described as a March on Wall Street South. Stops on the march included Bank of America’s global headquarters and the home of...
    Sep 04, 2012 | Story
  • Rev_barber_-_dnc_2012
    Early voting begins in North Carolina on Thursday, nearly two months before Election Day. Once again, the state is seen as a key battleground state. In 2008, President Obama won the state becoming the first Democrat to do so since Jimmy Carter in 1976. We’re joined by Rev. Dr. William Barber, a grassroots leader deeply involved in the fight to preserve voting rights in North Carolina and to mobilize unregistered voters. Barber is...
    Sep 04, 2012 | Story
  • Prostest_dnc_2012-1
    Baldemar Velásquez, founder and president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee of the AFL-CIO, has been organizing migrant workers since he worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. An Ohio delegate at the Democratic National Convention, Velásquez has been working to organize migrant farm workers in North Carolina — more than 90 percent of whom are undocumented. On Monday, Velásquez was part of a Southern Workers Assembly...
    Sep 04, 2012 | Story
  • Fred_clasen-kelly-dnc_2012
    In the shadow of the world headquarters of Bank of America and the media frenzy surrounding the Democratic National Convention, we look at a side of Charlotte you will not see this week in the network coverage — the city’s poor. We’re joined by Charlotte Observer reporter Fred Clasen-Kelly, who has written on poverty, homelessness and race relations in the city. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 04, 2012 | Story
  • People_power_now!
    On Sunday, ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, more than 1,000 people gathered for a March on Wall Street South. Before the march kicked off, speakers from organizations around the country gathered in Charlotte’s Frazier Park. We hear some of their voices. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 04, 2012 | Story
  • Duke_energy
    Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility, has played a major role in bringing the Democratic National Convention to Charlotte, North Carolina. Duke has a lot riding on future policies governing coal, nuclear energy and climate change, regardless of who wins November’s election. The company has partly been successful in fighting off federal regulations thanks to its ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC,...
    Sep 04, 2012 | Story
  • Undocubus
    A busload of more than 40 undocumented immigrants and their supporters, known as the UndocuBus, has arrived in Charlotte after traveling more than 2,000 miles, through 11 states, to deliver a message to President Barack Obama and the Democrats under the slogan of "No Papers, No Fear." In many of the 15 cities they visited on their way to Charlotte, they engaged in civil disobedience to protest their criminalization by state and...
    Sep 04, 2012 | Story
  • Michelle_obama_-_dnc2012
    The 2012 Democratic National Convention kicked off in Charlotte on Tuesday with a heavy focus on President Obama’s achievements on issues ranging from healthcare and women’s rights to immigration and ending combat operations in Iraq. We hear excerpts of the speeches of three speakers: women’s equality leader Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first bill President Obama signed into law; San...
    Sep 05, 2012 | Story
  • Undocubus-dnc2012
    One of the first acts of civil disobedience at the Democratic National Convention took place Tuesday just outside the Time Warner Cable Center when a group of 10 undocumented activists rode into uptown Charlotte aboard the "No Papers, No Fear–Ride for Justice" bus and blocked traffic. The activists have been riding aboard the "UndocuBus" protesting the Obama administration’s immigration policies for the past six...
    Sep 05, 2012 | Story
  • Liz_bartolomeo-dnc2012
    The celebratory mood in Charlotte was on display Tuesday night as thousands of delegates kicked off the Democratic National Convention and millions watched on TV. But the political party continues beyond what the public sees on prime-time broadcasts or even inside the convention center. There are exclusive events underway that range from corporate-sponsored parties hosted by the powerful Democratic Governors Association to a Super-O-Rama party...
    Sep 05, 2012 | Story