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The Eight O'clock Hour, 8/19/13

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Our Prison Time Media Project continues with a look at how the drug war has been viewed within the African American community. The War on Drugs and its harsh sentencing policies had many supporters among black legislators and leaders. Rep. Charles Rangel of New York was at the forefront of that effort.

President Obama will be visiting central and western New York this week to stump for his administration's education plans. Anti-fracking protesters have promised to put their issues before the president. And in our weekly gardening conversation, it's time to shape up the perennial beds.

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