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  • When a raft capsizes off the coast of Miami, a young boy is pulled from the waters. Elian Gonzales becomes the center of an international custody battle.
  • ATC focuses intensive coverage on the student shootings at Colorado's Columbine High School.
  • The series Lost & Found Sound brings ATC listeners a collection of richly layered stories that chronicle, reflect, and celebrate our changing century of sound. The series is produced by The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) and Jay Allison, in collaboration with NPR and independent producers.
  • On the April 30 show, in the aftermath of the Columbine shootings, reporter Phillip Martin talks to young people about how they're influenced by hate culture.

    Boy: "I have used the word 'nigger' and 'Jew.' "

    Martin: "Why?"

    Boy: "Because it's just the way I think of them. I think of, like, niggers are like bad or something. But -- and Jews. But, like, I think of Jews as like cheap people. You ask 'em for, like, a dollar and they don't give it to you or something. That's why they're, like, so rich."

    Martin: "These kids say they get their ideas about race from TV, what they hear around town and from popular music ..."

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