Democracy Now : April 9 : Tuskegee Syphilis Study. The Environment.polk Awards

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Democracy Now : April 9 : Tuskegee Syphilis Study. The Environment.polk Awards
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DEMOCRACY NOW : APRIL 9 : TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS STUDY.THE ENVIRONMENT.POLK AWARDS / Pacifica Foundation| Produced by Julie Drizin and Amy Goodman| hosted by Amy Goodman. - CONTENT: pt.1. Political headlines (4:00) -- pt.2. Survivors of the Tuskegee syphilis medical experiments are demanding an official apology from the US government| guest Fred Gray, attorney for a group of survivors seeking an apology and an audience (16:00) -- pt.3. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Watershed Rio Earth Summit meeting whose goal was to improve the health of the planet| Victoria Pauli-Corpuz, from Indigenous Peoples International Center for Policy Research in the Phillipines and Martin Khor, director of the Third World Network (19:00) -- pt.4. Polk Awards| When an African American teenager was killed trying to cross seven lanes of traffic in upstate New York, a traffic reporter for the Buffalo News remembered hearing a transit authority official complain that city buses had been denied access to some area malls. Reporter Kevin Collison has now won a Polk Award for discovering that suburban mall managers barred buses from the urban Buffalo entering the shopping are to try and discourage non-white shoppers| Guests Kevin Collison and Anne-Marie Cussac, former Polk winner and managing editor of the Progressive magazine (17:00) - Broadcast by satellite on April 9, 1997.

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