AirTalk for April 8, 2002

The Israeli Peace Movement

Larry Mantle speaks with advocates from various Israeli peace movements about their struggle to bring a non-violent solution to the seemingly hopeless quagmire in the Middle East. Larry speaks with Peretz Kidron from Yesh Gvul and Mark Rosenblum, founder and policy director for Americans for Peace Now.

Campaign Finance Reform

On March 27th President Bush signed the federal campaign finance reform bill that will ban soft money donations to political candidates and bar unions, corporations and some independent groups from broadcasting certain types of political advertising within 60 days of an election or 30 days of a primary. Larry Mantle discusses the new law with the president of Common Cause, Scott Harshbarger, who supports the legislation and a scholar, John Samples, from the Cato Institute who is critical of it.
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