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The Activist Tom Mooney, on Death Row, Is Pardoned

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WNYC

This dramatic live broadcast from 1939 is a seminal moment in American jurisprudence and political history: the pardon of Tom Mooney, a tireless labor activist wrongly condemned to death in 1917 for a fatal bombing, after he served 22 years in prison.

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The Takeaway

Giants Take the World Series

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The last time the Giants won the World Series, they weren't the San Francisco Giants, because they were still playing on the Polo Grounds in Harlem. Now, a new city can celebrate their victory. Sports writer Jeff Beresford-Howe reports from California.

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A City Goes Batty Over its Giants

Monday, November 01, 2010

The San Francisco Giants are one game away from the Bay Area’s first ever world championship.

Well, wait, yeah, not the first. The 49ers have won five, the A’s have won four, the Raiders a couple and even the Warriors won once. (If you’re under 40, I know that last one seems a little insane, but you could look it up, as they say.)

It just seems like the Giants are first because no one who lives in the Bay Area has ever seen anything like this. The coolest, most progressive city in the United States has gone crazy for the Giants.

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