This week on CounterSpin: Another front has opened up in the long-running battle over the new health care law. As we hear the story in the media, Catholics are up in arms over being required to provide birth control, or something to that effect. Republicans are loudly criticizing the White House’s war on religious freedom. What’s the reality though? Jon O’Brien of Catholics for Choice will join us to sort fact from fiction.
Also on CounterSpin today, New research heralds the end of the segregated century, says census data show US cities most integrated they’ve been since 1910. Media took the news, from the conservative Manhattan Institute, with a grain of salt, but they took it. So how true is it, really? We’ll hear from Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute and the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
–“Racial Segregation Continues, and Even Intensifies,” by Richard Rothsten (EPI, 2/3/12)