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July 07, 2008

Downsized

DOWNSIZED

Last week, the LA Times announced major staff cuts - the latest in a long run of downsizing among the nation's newspapers.

Kathy Catrambone spent more than 20 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. Three years ago, she was called to a meeting and told that the paper was cutting back -- and that she was being let go.

Kathy is still unemployed, although she's had a series of part-time jobs, including a stint as an usher for the Chicago Cubs. Now in her 50s, she tells Dick Gordon about her doubts of ever making it back to her original career.

 

AWAKENING THROUGH PROTEST

Dick has asked listeners for moments in their lives when the political became personal. For Graymon Ward, that moment came when he took part in a protest against the School of the Americas. That protest earned him a month-long jail sentence in a county prison where he was brutally beaten by other inmates. Graymon insists he would risk arrest again, even if it meant another stint in prison and another attack.

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