Headlines for November 21, 2007
- U.S. to Hold 1-Day Mideast Peace Conference
- Bush: Musharraf “Hasn't Crossed the Line”
- Ex-Press Aide Links Bush, Cheney to Plame Outing
- Army Wants Wounded Soldiers to Return Bonuses
- Saudi Arabia Sentences Rape Victim to Prison, Lashes
- Supreme Court to Review Firearm Ban
- Colorado Measure Would Grant Rights to Human Eggs
Writers Strike Enters Third Week in Divide Over Online Content
The strike has been felt across the entertainment industry, putting daily talk shows, sitcoms and dramas on hiatus due to a lack of scripts. The Writers Guild of America has called the strike over paying writers for online reruns and original work written for the Internet. We speak with WGA-East President Michael Winship.
“Workers Bear the Cross”: Retailers, Churches Accused of Selling Sweatshop-Made Crucifixes
With Christmas just over a month away a new report by the National Labor Committee accuses US-based Christian retailers and churches of selling crucifixes made under sweatshop conditions in China. We speak with NLC executive director Charles Krenaghan.
“What Would Jesus Buy?”: As Holiday Buying Frenzy Begins, New Film Tracks Anti-Consumerism Gospel of Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping
The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. The new documentary “What Would Jesus Buy?” follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping gospel choir on a cross-country tour, preaching their message in such destinations as the Mall of America, Wal-mart headquarters, Starbucks and Disneyland. We speak to Rev. Billy, and the film’s producer Morgan Spurlock, who gained fame with his documentary “Super Size Me.”
Nicole Paltre-Bell Leads Vigil to Mark One-Year Since Police Shooting of Her Unarmed Fiance Sean Bell
On the eve of their wedding day, Nicole Paltre-Bell lost her fiance Sean Bell in a police shooting. The unarmed Bell was killed in a hail of 50 police bullets as he left his bachelor party. Paltre-Bell will lead a vigil this Saturday to mark one year since her fiance’s killing. She joins us to talk about the vigil and her lawsuit against the New York Police Department.
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