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  • Today, we air another commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal, a
    journalist on Pennsylvania’s death row.

    In his new book, Death Blossoms, Mumia writes about being
    punished by Pennsylvania officials for publishing his first
    book, Live From Death Row. For those writings, he was put in the
    hole for engaging actively in a business or profession. On
    the outside, the Fraternal Order of Police denounced publishers
    Addison and Wesley for putting out the...

    Feb 27, 1997 | Story
  • While the rest of the media are busy reporting about the grand athletic accomplishments, the vast logistical problems and, of course, the heat and Southern hospitality of the Atlanta Olympics. Here we lend a critical eye and an analytical voice to this international spectacle, an event that’s as much about nationalism, symbolism, and image as it is about athletic competition.
    Jul 23, 1996 | Story
  • The U.S. Holocaust Museum has just opened an exhibit about the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, when Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler used the international sporting event to aggrandize his racist regime, with the full cooperation of Olympic officials from the U.S. Last week, a group of athletes who competed in the 1936 Olympics spoke at the museum. Their stories have become legend to some, but are mostly unknown to younger generations.
    Jul 23, 1996 | Story