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Thursday, July 24, 2008

In the 1990s, then-mayor Rudy Giuliani instituted his zero-tolerance campaign in New York City. We look into how that crackdown continues to affect New Yorkers. Also: a new documentary about Mobile, Alabama's segregated Mardi Gras celebration. States of the Union is all about Connecticut. And on Underreported: how former Liberian girl soldiers are adapting to life after that country’s long war.

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Giuliani’s Quality of Life Campaign

In the 1990s, then-mayor Rudy Giuliani instituted his zero-tolerance campaign in New York City – to very mixed reviews! Alex S. Vitale, the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics, says that even before Giuliani's crackdown, City Hall was more likely ...

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Segregated Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama

The city of Mobile, Alabama’s Mardi Gras celebrations is even older than New Orleans – and they’re also segregated into a black Mardi Gras and a white Mardi Gras. A new documentary, "The Order of Myths," investigates the ongoing segregation in Mobile, and whether its black and white ...

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States of the Union: Connecticut

We find out whether Senator Joe Lieberman’s support will help John McCain in the Constitution State. Also: a look at the close race in the state’s 4th Congressional District, where Republican Chris Shays is fighting to keep his seat. Christopher Keating, Capitol bureau chief for the Hartford Courant, ...

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Underreported: Women in Post-War Liberia

Many women in post-war Liberia are jobless and lack decent housing and medical care. Compounding the problem are the more than 30,000 women and girls who served with fighting forces in Liberia’s recent wars. They were constant targets for rape and sexual violence. Find out how former female Liberian soldiers ...


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