President Jimmy Carter

6:05pm

Mon March 31, 2014
Politics

Interview: Jimmy Carter's call to action

KALW's Hana Baba with Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States

When Jimmy Carter was in the Oval Office, the nation was still reeling from Watergate and Vietnam. As president, he created the Departments of Education and of Energy, brokered peace in the Middle East, and installed solar panels on the White House roof. But soaring inflation and a hostage crisis in Iran eroded Carter’s popularity, and many people consider him a failed president.

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5:30am

Thu March 20, 2014
Politics

A Bay Area Native American’s connection to the Patty Hearst kidnapping story

Adam Fortunate Eagle circa 1974
Ilka Hartmann

The Symbionese Liberation Army, or SLA, is little known today, but it was worldwide news 40 years ago. That’s when Patty Hearst, 19, was kidnapped at gunpoint from her Berkeley apartment in February 1974, thrown into the trunk of a car, and driven away.

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