Fifty years ago this month Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which gave President Lyndon Johnson the green light to enlarge the war in Vietnam. What really happened in the Gulf of Tonkin? Did we repeat that history four decades later when the country invaded Iraq? Norman Solomon, longtime journalist and founder of The Institute of Public Accuracy, Rootsaction.org and the new whistleblowing site ExposeFacts.org, will discusses questions and more with Rich Moniak on the next Peace Talk.
- Juneau Bar Association asks Gov. Walker to consider geographic diversity before making his selection.
- Many of Alaska’s rural schools are not working. Low student performance and high teacher turnover are just two of more obvious indicators of problems in these mostly Native school districts. Those working in the schools say it’s time for radical changes.
- The festival sold out in record time this year.
- Inuit leaders and organizations from Canada have been lobbying the U.S. for the last year. Polar bear sport hunting is an important industry to the Inuit economy.