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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges spent a year interviewing veterans of the Iraq War. What he uncovered was how much Iraqi civilians have suffered at the hands of American troops. Also, two Army veterans speak out against the Iraq War. And legendary artist Gary Panter. Plus, Underreported looks at what America's nurse shortage means for the future of health care.

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Chris Hedges and Gary Panter

The Hearts and Minds of Iraqi Civilians

Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges spent a year interviewing over fifty veterans of the Iraq War to uncover how Iraqi civilians have suffered at the hands of American troops. Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians details how civilians are routinely shot to death at checkpoints, run over by military ...

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Two Army Veterans Speak Out Against the Iraq War

Two Army veterans discuss their public opposition to the Iraq War. Sergeant Matthis Chiroux served in the Army for over four years until he received an honorable discharge last summer. He was recently stop-lossed, but has publicly refused to deploy to Iraq. Captain Luis Carlos Montalván, served in the ...

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Legendary Artist Gary Panter

Gary Panter has been one of the most influential figures in visual art since the mid-1970s. Gary Panter is the definitive volume on his work: from his record covers for Frank Zappa to his production design on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”

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Underreported: Nurse-Patient Ratios and the Future of Health Care

By 2020, it’s estimated that the US will be short 1 million nurses! On Underreported, Suzanne Gordon, of the University of Maryland and UCSF Schools of Nursing, and John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Group at the University of Sydney, discuss how nurse-patient ratios are partly responsible for ...

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