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Month: October 2005

Teens Protest Radio Station Formats

Teens Protest Radio Station Formats

Teens are banding together to gets some changes in Bay Area radio stations and the content of the music they play. 50 teenagers set out for the Clear Channel headquarterses to show their discontent. Their protest focuses on two radio stations with urban music formats. They don’t have anything against the format, just the negative subject matter of the music played. The Youth Media Council is comprised of about 20 organizations including La Pea Cultural Center, Media Alliance, Youth Movement…

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Mukhtar Mai Honored At Home and Abroad

Mukhtar Mai Honored At Home and Abroad

In 2002, 30 year old Mukhtar Mai of Meerwala, Pakistan, was gang raped near her home in Pakistan. The rape was ordered by the village council as retribution for her 12 year old brother’s alleged affair. In addition to the rape, she was paraded naked throughout the village. Mai was expected to take the punishment meted out for her brother’s trangression in complete silence. Mai was one of 151 women gang raped in Pakistan that year. The majority of the…

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Get Ready for the World Series, Cinderella!

Get Ready for the World Series, Cinderella!

Cinderella is going to the World Series! And, not just one Cinderella but two. No Yankees this year. The White Sox and Astros are going to the Ball (field) and the evil stepsisters, the Yankees, get to watch it from their living rooms. What can be said about these two teams? The White Sox almost blew a huge lead at the end of the season. Under Ozzie Guillen’s unusual style, they righted themselves to capture the division title. Their pitching…

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Killing Them With Cookies

Killing Them With Cookies

Oh, the elderly women who make up Raging Grannies are a wily bunch. This week they planned an anti-war demonstration inside the enemy’s lair. They donned their traditional floppy hats and were heading to the Army recruiting substation to get some answers. The small group of women converged on the Belmont, California recruiting office. Their ambush must have been foreseen as the “open” sign was in the window and their were Army inside, but the door was locked. The Marine…

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Couple Walks Across America

Couple Walks Across America

On February 27th, Ken and Marcia Powers did something no one else has done before. They walked 4,900 miles on the American Discovery Trail. The journey took them through 13 states and took almost eight months to complete. The Powers set out from Delaware last February. The couple walked an average of 22 miles a day. They saw an America that most of us don’t get to experience close up and in person. They traversed from coast to coast and…

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