Democracy Now!

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The Millionaires Club - The US Senate and Impeachment; Y2K and Nuclear Power;Gary Graham Execution

(14 Minutes) The Millionaires Club - The US Senate and Impeachment A look at power and money in the U.S. Senate. As the Senate trial of President Clinton begins this week, a look at how wealth, race and gender have destroyed representative democracy. Also a look at new revelations by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt. GUEST: Matt Keller, Lobbyist with Common Cause. GUEST: Barbara Reynolds, nationally published syndicated columnist. (19 Minutes) Y2K and Nuclear Power Y2K and what it means to nuclear powered reactors. GUEST: Paul Kawika (Kaveeka) Martin, Board Chair for Earth Culture and Special Advisor on Y2K for the Washinton, DC Green Party. Also a participant of Coalition 2,000, a national coalition working on the Y2K problem. GUEST: Michael Mariotte, Executive Director of teh Nuclear Information and Resource Service. (17 Minutes) Gary Graham Execution The planned execution of Gary Graham was stayed in the eleventh hour by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Graham learned of the stay 24 hours before he was to be killed. Graham's case has renewd debate around the question of the execution of innocent people in the US, something which becomes increasingly likely as more and more people are sentenced to death, and politicians and courts limit the appeals process for death row prisoners. Just a few years ago, the Attorney General of Texas argued before the Supreme Court that it is constitutional to execute a person, even if there is irrefutable eidence of his or her innocence, as long as they had a fair trial. GUEST: Richard Burr, Attorney for Gary Graham.

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WPFW; Maria Carrion, Norman Kelley, Amy Goodman; January 12, 1999
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