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This week during the federal trial over North Carolina's restrictive voting law, the state elections chief testified that more than 96,000 citizens would have been blocked from voting in 2012 if the law had been in place then. Meanwhile, another expert testified that there had been a total of two cases of voter fraud in the state from 2000 to 2014. Imag […]
Since a white supremacist who waved the Confederate flag gunned down nine African Americans in a Charleston church last month, battles have raged across the South over the future of Confederate monuments. Some Confederate apologists are claiming that a 1958 law gives Confederate veterans, and thus the monuments to them, equal status to U.S. veterans and thei […]
As the growth of the South’s immigrant population transforms the region, the makeup of its immigrant communities is shifting, with Asian immigration now outpacing immigration from Latin America in several states. Image: Marchers at an immigration rally in Washington, D.C. in 2010. Across the country and in the South, Asian immigration has been on the rise. […]
A new study finds that child poverty has risen nationally, with over a quarter of children in the South living below the poverty line. But the region has also seen improvements in child health insurance coverage and in educational achievement. Image: The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked the states in four child well-being categories. Shown here are the over […]
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan A stunning indictment has been handed down in Cincinnati, focusing attention again on police killings of people of color. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing has been charged with murder, for the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, a 43-year-old […]
In Ohio, a grand jury has indicted a University of Cincinnati police officer on murder charges for shooting Sam DuBose, an unarmed African-American man. Police officer Ray Tensing fatally shot DuBose on July 19, after pulling him over for not having a front license plate. In announcing the indictment Wednesday, prosecutor Joseph Deters called the killing […]
We continue our conversation with the three women who co-founded Black Lives Matter. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi talk about immigration, LGBT rights and their own personal experiences with hyper-policing. "We think that our actions, our behaviors, our everyday trying-to-get-by, shouldn't be criminalized," Tometi says. " […]
In a 2004 interview with Amy Goodman, Pete Seeger responds to rumors that he tried to pull the plug on Bob Dylan's electrified set at the Newport Folk Festival on June 25, 1965. For more, watch our 2014 special, We Shall Overcome: Remembering Folk Icon, Activist Pete Seeger in His Own Words & Songs.
Episode 264: BOOM! We’ve got a fantastic show for you this week! Dave, Coach, Mark, and Dan weigh in on the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4-game suspension for Tom Brady in the wake of the Deflategate scandal. Bijan C. Bayne, author of Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball, joins the show to discuss his upcoming book about the all-time great.
Episode 262: BOOM! We’ve got one heck of a show for you this week! As the dog days of summer approach, “Mean” Mark Barry tries to convince Dave and Coach to watch baseball. Dr. Brenda J. Elsey looks back on the Women’s World Cup and predicts the outcome of the USA vs Japan final. Finally catch Coach’s NBA free-agency breakdown.
Episode 261: BOOM! We’ve got an amazing show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark prepare you for the 2015 NBA Draft and take a look at the top prospects. Dr. Cheryl Cooky discusses her latest study: “It’s Dude Time!" A Quarter Century of Excluding Women’s Sports in Televised News and Highlight Shows. Mike Geddes of Street Football World explains ho […]
House ethics rules bar lawmakers from accepting travel and related expenses from registered lobbyists. The House Majority Leader has said that his expenses on a 2000 trip were paid by a nonprofit organization, and that the financial arrangements for it were proper.
Five months after President Bush launched his drive to overhaul Social Security, the difficult, if not impossible, task of drafting legislation begins Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee holds the first hearing on options to secure Social Security's future.
Years ago, the federal government spent $117 million on an experimental "clean coal" power plant in Alaska designed to generate electricity with a minimum of air pollution -- but the project never got up and running.