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Hate Crime Laws: The Search for Motive
Last Aired: 8/12/2002

Matthew Shepard. James Byrd. These brutal killings have come to symbolize the human cost of violence motivated by bigotry and hatred. Although many states have passed laws that provide for enhanced penalties for hate crimes, they differ from state to state. Now, in the aftermath of September 11th, a recent surge in violence against Arab Americans, Muslims and Sikhs has many calling for additional federal
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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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