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Up Front – Farm Bill, Burma, Eve Ensler

Thursday on UpFront: In this economy, more than 46 million americans are using food stamps — but the senate’s poised to approve a $2 billion dollar cut to that program. Journalist Christopher Cook (http://www.christopherdcook.com/) joins us in studio to dissect the massive farm bill being debated this week. Also, Sonali Kolhatkar discusses Burma’s long road … Continued


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Up Front – Reese Erlich on Libya and Syria

Independent Journalist Reese Erlich discusses elections in Libya, where there are still some 60 active militias that haven’t given up their arms–also, lessons for Syria. Plus: Berkeley’s council votes on a slew of police refom measures, some of which would set national precedents — councilmember Jesse Arreguin joins us in studio; Oakland’s City Council is … Continued


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Up Front – Sutter Nurses Strike; Anti S-Comm Bill Advances; Eurozone Bailouts

A state Senate committee advances a measure to limit local police cooperation with the Secure Communities federal immigration program. It would also tighten rules preventing racial profiling. Spain agrees to a bank bailout worth 100 billion Euros — will it mean fresh austerity measures? And nurses at Sutter hospitals around the Bay Area hit picket … Continued