Voices In the News

A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news, including US-based Chinese scholar Gao Zhan, on her release from China after being convicted of spying for Taiwan; Secretary of State Colin Powell in Beijing; Philip Clapp, president of the National Environmental Trust, on the climate agreement reached in Bonn; Paula Dobriansky, the US delegate to the climate talks; Laura Smith, PTA president and mother of two, and Doug Lowenstein of the Interactive Digital Software Association, at the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on ratings systems for entertainment; White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer and House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) on the Patients' Bill of Rights.

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