Show: The Coffee House

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New in November

CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
Tom Perez, the newly confirmed Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, inherits a Division that was highly politicized under the Bush Administration. The antidote, says Perez, is to really listen to the career prosecutors in the Division and to enforce all laws, not just the ones that a particular administration favors ideologically. The focuses of the Division under his leadership will the 2010 Census, reapportionment,` and ensuring the enforcement of Voting Rights Act;; holding predatory lenders accountable; and protecting victims of hate crimes, including members of the LGBT community. (Host: Angela Davis)

TURNING YOUNG FELONS INTO POETS
The Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshopin the District of Columbia is reaching juvenile felons housed in adult corrections facilities with a program that includes a book club and poetry writing. We visit “Hear Us Out! 2009,” a poetry reading by the formerly incarcerated youth, and learn about the program from Free Minds co-founder Tara Libert. (Produced by Mark Cohen)

DID AMERICAN CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS FACILITATE HITLER'S RISE AND RACIAL THEORIES?
Zionism was largely a cultural movement, not one dedicated to a separate nation-state, until Hitler and the Holocaust. In his latest book, Nazi Nexus: America's Corporate Connections to Hitler's Holocaust, Edwin Black explores the ideological and technological underpinnings of National Socialism, and turns up some familiar name brands -- Ford, GM, IBM and more. (Host: Mark Cohen)

PRESIDENT OBAMA THROWS A LIFELINE TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
The President issued an historic Executive Order mandating that EPA ensure that progress is being made annually to save the nation's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman warns that the Bay and its marine life are suffocating and quick, dramatic action is needed to turn it around. Is the President up to the task? (Host: Mike Tidwell)

And traditional folk music by Calico Jack.

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