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The Business of Race: Affirmative Action in Government Contracting
Last Aired: 10/12/2001

A Colorado-based construction firm, Adarand Constructors Adarand Contractors Inc., has spent ten years in court arguing that programs aiding minority- and women-owned businesses in government contracting encourages reverse discrimination and should be held unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s first round decision in 1995 agreed with the contractors. With the case back before the high court, proponents
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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