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The battle between the NAACP and the Tea Party movement took an unexpected twist this week, as the Department of Agriculture abruptly fired Shirley Sherrod over allegedly racist remarks at an NAACP meeting. Join Kojo as we look at the furor and rapid reversal of Sherrod’s firing, and what this story says about politics and the media in the U.S.
- Paul Delaney veteran journalist and former editor and reporter at the New York Times.
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A recent court decision allowed federal officials to resume processing visas offered to the many seasonal workers providing the labor behind the U.S. seafood industry. The prospect of a visa stoppage sent a panic through many seafood businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, who've come to depend on the visa program to fill manual labor jobs like picking crabs and shucking oysters. We explore why the visa program was caught in limbo and what's at stake for the seafood industry as things move forward.