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Semester 1
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Semester 2:
The US through the 20th Century

Stage One: The Progressive Era

01/20/01: Pop goes the price of corporate farm corn
Woodrow Wilson and the progressive movement making positive change; Nick checks out a group in South Dakota continuing their work.

01/27/01: The long road to world peace
The tragic story of the League of Nations that President Wilson worked so hard to create only to have problems ratifying in the Senate.


Stage Two: The Roaring 20's & Great Depression

01/31/01: Creating the Promised Land
The rise, fall, and current existence of Boley, Oklahoma, one of many small black towns in Oklahoma.

02/03/01: Margaret Sanger: The stork's got nothin' to do with it!
Nick writes about Margaret Sanger, a woman that affects our everyday lives even 35 years after her death.

02/07/01: The Hard Fought Battle to Unionize
Steel, steel and more steel: the Great Steel Strike of 1919 and the story of a Pennsylvania steelworker who joins a union.

02/14/01: "Peanuts, Hotdogs and Criminals. Get 'em While They're Hot!"

01/20/01: It was a hard knock life during the Depression
Nick explores how the United States recovered from the Great Depression. He looks at the New Deal, and how the Social Security Act works and affects you today.


Stage Three: World War To Cold War

02/28/01: A Survivor's Story
Joe Kempler Survivor Of the Holocaust tells of his struggle and survival through Krakow, Plaszow, Mauthausen, Melk, and Abensee camps.

02/28/01: Ruckus and Rioting on the Streets of Detroit
Nick writes about Detroit, the "arsenal of democracy," during World War II. Includes information on the Sojourner Truth housing project, race riots, and Woodward Street.

03/10/01: Moving to the city? Get ready for a fight
The struggle for African Americans continues in the urban areas of America in the 1950s, but so too does their fight for equality, and many resulting changes finally begin to take place.

03/10/01: Nick - That's it. You're done. We terminate you
Nick discusses the Indian Termination Policy and its effects.


Stage Four: America In Upheaval

03/17/01: Protecting the Black community Black Panther style
Our churches have been bombed, homes burned and our women beaten, it's time to stand up! Nick reports on the founding of the Black Panther Party, and what they did for the Black community.

03/28/01: And I'll Take This Island, Too! The American Indian Movement
Nick talks about the American Indian Movement, Pine Ridge reservation and the occupation of Alcatraz Island.

04/04/01: Bucking the draft The government isn't always right: Sometimes it must be questioned! Some times you need to stand up for what you believe in.

04/07/01: Hangin' in the Haight with Wavy GravyIn San Francisco and Berkeley, Nick and Stephanie talk to Wavy Gravy and learn about his life and the hippy movement of the 1960s.


Stage Five: The US at the New Millenium

04/11/01: How a Butterfly Makes a Tidal Wave
Julia Butterfly who sat in a tree named Luna for two years to protest clear cutting ancient old growth redwoods in Headlands forest, is interviewed by Nick.

04/14/01: Conspiracy Theory for Dummies -- The Fatal Shot
Nick reports on the shocking assassination of presidential candidate Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and the alleged cover-up that followed.

04/21/01: Nick - Is peace in the Middle East just a pipe dream?
Nick explores the history of the Middle East crisis, including the Zionist movement, the establishment of the State of Israel, the Suez/Sinai War of 1956, the Six-Day War of 1967, the creation of the PLO, the Camp David Accords, and the continuing struggles today.

04/28/01: Nick - The birth of gangs: a violent reaction to poverty.
Nick explores the history and reasons for the formation of gangs in the United States, and specifically, in Los Angeles.

04/28/01: Nick - Police brutality is a problem that needs our attention.

05/02/01: Danger In Our Bodies
American Indian communities' battle for survival against their number one enemy Diabetes.

05/05/01: Nick - Taking the road less traveled.
Nick says goodbye to the Trek.