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Audio interviews with PBS correspondent Maria Hinojosa that go behind the headlines to give new perspectives on current events.

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    Camilo Mejia on Atrocities in Iraq

    After serving almost nine months in a military prison for desertion, Camilo Mejia, a veteran of the Iraq conflict, talks about why he refused to return to the war in a web-exclusive interview.

  • Posted on 28 Jul 2007

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    Judy Shepard: Hate Crimes Law

    Ahead of a much-anticipated vote in the Senate, Judy Shepard, whose homosexual son was beaten to death in 1998, talks to NOW about why she believes the government is "giving permission" for people to harass homosexuals. The Matthew Shepard Act, which would expand the coverage of federal hate crimes to include violent attacks against homosexuals, cleared the House in March. If the Senate approves the measure, President Bush is expected to veto the bill. In a web-exclusive audio interview, Shepard talks to Senior Correspondent Maria Hinojosa about the need for expanding the law, and her son's lasting legacy.

  • Posted on 13 Jul 2007

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    Reggie Cervantes: Desperate for Health Care

    Reggie Cervantes, a 9-11 volunteer emergency responder featured in Michael Moore's new film "Sicko" says she's desperate for health care. Cervantes, who traveled to Cuba for Moore's new film about health care in America, says she was forced to seek medical treatment in Havana because she could not afford it in the U.S. As criticism mounts that ground zero rescue workers were not sufficiently protected from toxic pollutants, Cervantes told NOW: "We're sick, we're dying, we're begging for help."

  • Posted on 29 Jun 2007

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    Robert Redford: Business Warming Up To Environment

    In a Web-exclusive interview, actor, director, and environmentalist Robert Redford talks to NOW's David Brancaccio about why he thinks "change is in the air" as businesses find value in going green. Redford says environmental issues are gaining traction as social entrepreneurs discover "there [is] money to be made by doing good." An executive producer of the new documentary "The Unforeseen," Redford also talks to NOW about why he thinks global warming will be "huge" in the 2008 presidential election.

  • Posted on 16 Jun 2007

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    Robert Reich: Last Chance for Immigration Reform?

    In a NOW on the News web-exclusive interview, a former secretary of labor, Robert Reich, calls the current Senate immigration bill "the last opportunity we have probably for the next ten or 15 years" to deal with immigration reform. Reich, who served under President Bill Clinton, told NOW's Senior Correspondent, Maria Hinojosa, that the divisive issue may be "too hot for politics."

  • Posted on 09 Jun 2007

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