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State of President Mel

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The first hour, an exclusive for RFK listeners, from behind the scenes with reporter Andrés Thomas Conteris from the vital Democracy Now! news program with Amy Goodman. The interview will be broadcast unedited and uninterrupted. A behind the scenes recent audio recording of an interview with Honduras President Mel Zelaya who was kidnapped and purged from his elected office as leader of Honduras, then returned to his country to surface in the Brazilian embassy in the Honduras capital. A determined democratic resistance movement has developed around President Mel, even as the countries wealthy elite, in collaboration with U. S. corporations, have colluded to stop him. From the Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas (CSHRA) backgrounder: On January 20, 2010, CSHRA Director Almerindo Ojeda interviewed deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and reporter Andres Conteris. The interview was conducted via Skype. Almerindo was at the University of California at Davis and Messrs. Zelaya and Conteris at the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The interview lasts 50 minutes and was done in both English and Spanish. The second hour will include commentary on this interview and President Obama's State of the Union address, as well as, local news and some music. Callers welcome during the second hour.