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A Set-up for Failure: Racial Inequality in Education

A series of subsequent Supreme Court decisions in the 1990s and shifts in education policy at the federal, state, and local levels, have led to a trend that some observers are describing as “resegregation.”


The Threat of Peace: Questioning War Against Iraq

President Bush has often repeated that the Iraqi regime poses a “grave and growing danger” to the United States. But many people question that assessment. There’s little doubt that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is a repressive leader who’s used chemical weapons in the past. But is the United States justified in going to war against Iraq?


House of Cards: The Affordable Housing Crisis

Nowhere in the United States can a full-time minimum wage worker afford to rent a two bedroom apartment. This is the conclusion, for the fourth year in a row, of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.


Unwrapping Plastic: A Look at Food and Beverage Containers

On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at the production, use, and disposal of plastic food and beverage containers.


Prisoners of Conscience: Civil Disobedience and the S.O.A.

On this program we take a look at the School of the Americas, and a broad-based movement of human rights activists and religious groups that’s organizing to shut down the institute.