Politics

  • August 11, 1999  

    Correspondent Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW, Chicago, reports on the issues surrounding hate crimes – distinguishing where free speech ends and hate crimes begin. Last month, there was a shooting spree in the Midwest that also seemed to be fueled by racial and religious hatred. Continue reading

  • August 11, 1999  

    The suspect in the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shootings turned himself in to the FBI Wednesday, after escaping to Las Vegas in taxi. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET reports on the surrender — and how center members are trying to make sense of the crime. Continue reading

  • August 3, 1999  

    Correspondent Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on direct mail sweepstakes and the latest state actions against them. Continue reading

  • July 30, 1999  

    Correspondent Terence Smith provides an update on the Atlanta killing spree Thursday that claimed nine lives. Continue reading

  • July 28, 1999  

    Jim Compton of KCTS, Seattle, reports on a local judge’s ruling that the homeless cannot be ousted from camps and settlements until the city provides realistic shelter alternatives. Continue reading

  • July 22, 1999  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt considers the summer season and the tragedies that occur. Continue reading

  • July 8, 1999  

    Mary Aronson; analyst of tobacco policy and litigation at a Washington research firm; Martin Feldman, tobacco industry analyst for Salomon Smith Barney; and Clark Freshman, professor of law at the University of Miami, discuss Wednesday’s tobacco jury verdict in Florida. Continue reading

  • July 7, 1999  

    Dirk Vandewalle, author and associate professor at Dartmouth College, and Stephen Fidler of The Financial Times, discuss Britain’s decision to resume full diplomatic relations with Libya. Continue reading

  • July 1, 1999  

    Kwame Holman reports on the longest independent counsel investigation in history, a nine year investigation of the Housing and Urban Development agency. Continue reading

  • June 29, 1999  

    Experts debate President Clinton’s Medicare reform package which includes coverage for up to $1,000 of prescription drugs. Continue reading