Democracy Now! December 26, 2002

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Democracy Now! December 26, 2002
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"It's Thursday morning, a quarter to 8 and we're going off to Nam Tien Street where the bombing was particularly heavy and where a B-52 was downed last night...Oh my, a woman is crying, "My son, where are you?", Woman cries in (Vietnamese.)" CD: Where Are You Now, My Son?/Track 8

9:00-9:01 Billboard 9:01-9:06 Headlines 9:06-9:07 One Minute Music Break 9:07-9: 20 Joan Baez "The point of nonviolence is to build a strong new floor beneath which we can no longer sink; a platform which stands a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, [and] the works. Give a man a decent place to stand. He's been wallowing around in human blood and vomit and burnt flesh screaming how it s going to bring peace to the world". The words of folk singer and peace activist Joan Baez from her first memoir Daybreak. In 1972 Joan Baez traveled to North Vietnam to distribute mail and Christmas presents to American prisoners of war. Hanoi also received a Christmas present from President Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger that year: the heaviest bombing in the history of the world. Joan Baez found herself in the midst of the notorious US Christmas bombing of Hanoi. She remembers eleven days and nights of heavy aerial bombing and widespread death and destruction. Today we are joined in the studio by Joan Baez. Guest: Joan Baez 9:20-9:21 One Minute Music Break 9:21-9:40 Joab Baez cont d 9:40-9:41 One Minute Music Break 9:41-9:58 Baez Con t 9:58-9:59 Outro and Credits Democracy Now! is produced by Kris Abrams, Mike Burke, Angie Karran, Ana Nogiera and Alex Wolfe. Mike Di Filippo is our music maestro and engineer.

Date Recorded on: 
December 26, 2002
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December 26, 2002
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59 min.
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WBAI; Amy Goodman, host., December 26, 2002
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