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  • Toms River: How a Small Town Fought Back Against Corporate Giants for Toxic Dumping Linked to Cancer April 23, 2014
    Environmental reporter Dan Fagin joins us to discuss his book, "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation," which has just won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. Fagin tells the story of how a small New Jersey town fought back against industrial pollution and astronomical rates of childhood cancer, and ultimately won one of the largest […]
  • Jim Crow in the Classroom: New Report Finds Segregation Lives on in U.S. Schools April 23, 2014
    As the U.S. Supreme Court upholds a ban on affirmative action in Michigan and the country marks 60 years since the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education, we look at how segregation is still pervasive in U.S. public schools. An explosive new report in ProPublica finds school integration never fully occurred, and in recent decades may have even been […]
  • Headlines for April 23, 2014 April 23, 2014
    Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Affirmative Action in Michigan Schools, Ukraine Ends Easter Truce; Biden Visits Kiev, Separatists Kidnap Vice News Journalist in Ukraine, U.S. Deploys Troops for Exercises in Poland, Baltic States, Monitors: Removal of Syrian Chemical Stockpile Nearly 90% Complete, Assad Regime Accused of Chlorine Bombardments on Rebel Areas, Abb […]
  • Earth Day Special: "Fierce Green Fire" Documentary Explores Environmental Movement's Global Rise April 22, 2014
    In an Earth Day special, we look at the history of the global environmental movement as told in the sweeping new documentary, "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet." We air extended highlights from the film -- from New York housewives who take on a major chemical company that polluted their community of Love Canal to Greenpeace' […]
  • Headlines for April 22, 2014 April 22, 2014
    Obama Admin to Widen Clemency Eligibility for Drug Offenders, Court Orders Release of Memo Justifying Targeted Killings, Toll from U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen Tops 55, U.N.: Hundreds Killed in South Sudan Rebel Attack, Ukraine Truce Falters as Armed Groups Remain, U.N. Warns Assad Against New Elections, Report: Admin Mulls Limiting Deportations for Immigrant […]
  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Dies at 76: Wrongly Jailed Boxer Championed Justice After Winning His Own April 21, 2014
    The celebrated boxer and prisoner-rights activist Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has died at the age of 76. Carter became an international symbol of racial injustice after his wrongful murder conviction forced him to spend 19 years in prison before he was exonerated. Since his release, Carter championed the cause of wrongfully convicted prisoners. His or […]

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