I didn't hear this on NPR, but the mother of one of the members of liberalchurch has a close friend who is one of the 5 ladies of The Peace Club who asked the city council of Fairmount, MN to support the campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace. Here's the full story from MPR yesterday...as given by The Department of Peace Campaign supporters (of which I am one). To quote one of the Fairmount ignorant, "Oh it's those communists again!"...
Media Action Alert WRITE NPR TODAY!
Dear Department of Peace Campaign Supporter:
On Saturday, March 24, 2007, National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon aired a 10-minute story on Fairmont, MN, and the Department of Peace campaign. The piece was produced by award-winning journalist Daniel Zwerdling.
YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE STORY AT: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9083208&sc=emaf
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ABOUT DANIEL ZWERDLING:Zwerdling has won numerous awards, including the Edward R. Murrow, the Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Robert F. Kennedy awards for investigative reporting - all for his stories in 2004 examining abuses of immigrant detainees. He's also won the Overseas Press Club Foundation award for live coverage of breaking international news, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award, the National Press Club Award for consumer reporting, the Ohio State awards for international reporting, the James Beard award for reporting on the food industry, and the Champion-Tuck Award for economic reporting.
You can read his full biography at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4173096
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With deepest gratitude,
The Peace Alliancewww.thepeacealliance.org