to the Sound of Democracy with Justice Talking
the live studio audience of Justice Talking, National Public
Radio's premiere law and justice debate show, at the new
National Constitution Center. Justice Talking is produced
by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of
Left Behind, 3-4:30 p.m.; Education reforms passed in
2001 are intended to increase accountability and open doors
for parents of children in failing institutions. Critics
charge that the bill's intent and impact are quite different,
and urban youth in failing schools are being further left
Players: Rethinking College Athletics, 7:30-9 p.m.; They
are institutional ambassadors, public relations props and
alumni fundraisers, and few will go on to wear a professional
uniform. Should players be paid?
Across the Border, 5-6:30 p.m.; Cheaper drugs from north
of the border have seniors flocking to pharmacies in Canada.
Can a new Medicare bill stop cross-border healthcare? Should
Gay Marriage, 7:30-9
p.m.; Gay marriage has made its way to the frontlines of America's
culture wars. Will a compromise be found, or is the issue doomed
to the perpetual polemics of left/right politics?
Growth, 1-2:30 p.m.; From diminishing farmlands to countryside
condos, the mix of issues surrounding urban sprawl touches
the lives of almost all Americans who are increasingly asking:
how smart is smart growth?
Discrimination in the Workplace, 7:30-9 p.m.; If the
glass ceiling has shattered, are protections for women outdated
relics? Rights advocates say there's unfinished business
for a movement that may be less visible than its 1970s counterpart,
but no less important.
in the Courtroom, 5-6:30 p.m.; Will cameras in the courtroom
create a circus-like atmosphere that threatens the system's
fairness, or provide valuable education for the public on
the true wonders and challenges faced in our justice system?
Health Equity, 7:30-9 p.m.; Employers and insurers say
mental health care is too expensive and unreliable to be
covered under the benefit plans of the millions of Americans
under treatment. But if cancer and diabetes treatments qualify,
why not depression, anxiety and bi-polar disorder?
are free; call (215) 573-8919 or visit www.justicetalking.org/joinaudience.asp.
host, veteran NPR correspondent Margot Adler, leads expert
in fast-paced debates, peppered with questions from the audience.
Tapings are held at the National Constitution Center on 5th
and Arch Streets in Philadelphia.
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