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In old East Germany or the Soviet Union, there was no question the government was watching. Everyone was a suspect. But this is the United States where we still have a fourth amendment in effect that is supposed to protect us from such intrusion into our privacy. On this show conservative Republican Chuck Douglas, who served New Hampshire's second district in congress and was a state Supreme Court justice, talks about the clash between our Constitution and NSA spying. A lot can be done about it, if we the people make noise and keep after candidates.

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On the first half, Chuck Collins, co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, talks about the effects of extreme wealth on democracy and public health and what can be done about it. And on part two, journalist Amanda Marcotte discusses a recent home-school prom in which a teenage girl was kicked out for being too alluring to the teen boys fathers! What are the "proper" roles for young women, according to fundamentalists?

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Andrew Hemingway is not the party favorite, but the 32 year old Republican is running for governor. On issues of privacy, the threat of a big casino, and the intransigence of our current governor on therapeutic cannabis, I suspect you will like what he has to say. And on the second half of the show, Republican state representative Ted Wright talks about his fight in the legislature for compassionate use of cannabis. It's hard to believe there is opposition, but for now, there is. Of course it is far from over. You can help.

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Thousands of people joined the farmers, ranchers, and tribal leaders of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance the week of April 22-26 in Washington DC. They were joined by actor Darryl Hannah and rocker Neil Young. We open with Neil's words to those gathered and then talk with Tom Genung, a rancher from Nebraska whose water from the Ogallala Aquifer is under threat from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry some of the world's dirtiest, most toxic oil under high pressure across the US for use exclusively outside the US.

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