In Zimbabwe, in southern Africa, Robert Mugabe may still be president, but his cabinet is in crisis. The cabinet seats for his party total fifteen. These cabinet seats control finance, foreign affairs, police, justice and government information. The main opposition party currently controls thirteen cabinet seats. According to U-S officials, an economic blockade on food and investment will be lifted if the government of Zimbabwe increases the number of cabinet seats of the opposition. Obi Egbuna is a correspondent with the Zimbabwean Herald and a member of the Pan-African Liberation Organization: While the economy of Zimbabwe remains in crisis, those closest to President Robert Mugabe are doing quite well financially.
The Democrats are riding a new wave of popularity this year. Are they winning new supporters because they have better policy positions than the Republicans or are they doing a better job of appealing to voters' emotions? Do we make our political choices based on reason or are we persuaded by messages that tap into positive associations in our minds?
17 innoncent Uighurs refugees who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo are scheduled for a Habeas hearing in federal court on Tuesday. They are among the first prisoners to have the hearings, since the Supreme Court upheld their right to them in a June decision. The Supreme Court emphasized in it's ruling that the hearings should be "promp", given that most of the prisoners had been held for 6 years without charges.
Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund spoke with Steve Wax, author of the book Kafka Comes To America, and the Oregon Public Defender. Waxes office has represented 7 Guantanamo prisoners and he spoke with her about theri cases and court delays.
Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall highlight the music of Joshua Klipp, a trans man (who transitioned from female to male) who made history by recording a song with both his pre and post transition voice. That song, "Little Girl" closed the show. Rebecca and Jacob interviewed Joshua earlier in the week about his career, his appearances on the Tyra Banks show, and his mixed feelings about being openly transgender. Gender Blender is a new show about gender issues. Joshua's music has been featured on Logo's Click List and The L Word