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The Tuskegee Airmen In Their Own Words

Listen to Lt. Col. William Holloman and Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “Star Wars” creator George Lucas spent more than twenty years trying to bring the story of the Tuskegee Airmen to the big … Continue reading

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TheFightBack, Jan. 14: An MLK Holiday Special

Listen to TheFightBack here:[Audio clip: view full post to listen] This holiday weekend, as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we hear from D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on how the civil rights leader impacted his life. We’ll … Continue reading

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Happy Bill of Rights Day: Celebrate It While You Still Can

Listen to Sue Udry Here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] December 15, 1791, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, were ratified. In 1941, 150 years later, December 15th was … Continue reading

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The Civil Rights Movement – and the Deacons for Defense and Justice – in Bogalusa, Louisiana

  “We were a marked family,” said Chuck Hicks, who grew up in Bogalusa, Louisiana during the civil rights movement. Hicks’ father, the late Robert Hicks, helped found the Bogalusa chapter of the Deacons for Defense and Justice, a group … Continue reading

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After Breaking Open the Watergate Scandal, Woodward and Bernstein Crossed the Picket Line

LISTEN JOHN HANRAHAN: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download mp3 John Hanrahan, a former Washington Post reporter and editor, summed up his thoughts on the 1976 film “All the President’s Men”: “Outstanding performances, outstanding director, but depicting a … Continue reading

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Michele Bachmann’s Mostly Right About the HPV Vaccine

“Little girls who have a negative reaction to this potentially dangerous drug don’t get a mulligan,” Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann said about the controversial HPV vaccine at a Sept. 12 debate. “They don’t get a do-over. The parents don’t … Continue reading

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Gay Rights On the Move

Monday on NewsChannel 8’s NewsTalk, Bruce DePuyt hosted a discussion on “recent advances in gay rights – including marriage equality in New York, new statements of support from Maryland’s governor, and the phase-out of the military’s policy of ‘Don’t Ask, … Continue reading

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Statehood for D.C. ‘Teach In’ Thursday at U.S. Capitol: Join Johnny Barnes at ‘Hoodstock’

LISTEN TO JOHNNY BARNES [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download mp3 There’s a star for every state and a state for every star. We want our star.  – Johnny Barnes [Due to the extreme heat the D.C. Statehood … Continue reading

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Metro Opens Bags: WMATA’s “Security Theater” May Offer Little Protection

LISTEN TO VOICES FROM THE METRO BAG SEARCHES KNOW YOUR RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download mp3 Is it just a lot of Mickey Mouse? – Retired FBI agent James Wedick on Metro’s bag search policy … Continue reading

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On “NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt” Pete and Harry Jaffe Discuss D.C. Budget

Wednesday, Pete joined Examiner columnist Harry Jaffe on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt on TBD/Ch8 to discuss the D.C. budget. 85 percent of District residents support higher taxes on the District’s highest income earners in order to avoid cuts to services, … Continue reading

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