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BONUS: ACT UP: A History Of AIDS/HIV Activism
Forty years ago this month, the CDC reported on patients with HIV/AIDS in the United States for the very first time. In the years since, LGBTQIA+ Americans have been fighting for treatment and recognition of a disease that was was understudied, under-reported, and deeply stigmatized. On this bonus episode of Up First, Sam Sanders, host of It's Been a Minute, talks to Sarah Schulman. Schulman is the codirector of the ACT UP Oral History Project, and the author of Let The Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993.
Schulman draws from nearly 200 interviews with ACT UP members to document the movement's history and explore how the group's activism transformed the way the media, the government, corporations and medical professionals talked about AIDS and provided treatment. She and Sam discuss this transformation and its relevance to social movements today.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Could bipartisan cooperation to make Juneteenth the latest federal holiday spill over into infrastructure? An Alabama lawsuit over 2020 census data may complicate coming elections. In Iran, voters have chosen a new president.
Friday, June 18, 2021
The passage of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is part of recent bipartisan lawmaking. Afghans, who worked with the U.S., fear retaliation and desperately wait for visas. Iranians head to the polls to elect a new president.
BREAKING NEWS: Thursday, June 17, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: The U.S. Supreme court struck down a Republican challenge to the Affordable Care Act by a 7-2 vote.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
President Biden said, "I did what I came to do," after his meeting with Russia's leader. The governor of Texas wants to rely on donations to build a border wall. It's been 50 years since the country launched the 'war on drugs.'
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The highly-anticipated, in-person meeting between President Biden and Vladimir Putin will take place in Geneva. Israel says it targeted Hamas after incendiary balloons sparked fires on its southern border.
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