HOUR THREE As the Democratic mayoral primary approaches, we speak with front runner Freddy Ferrer. One year ago today, over a thousand people were taken hostage in the Russian town of Beslan . After a three day standoff, more than three hundred were killed – mostly children. We look at the current state of Chechnya and the possibility of another Beslan. And master Haitian drummer Gaston “Bonga” Jean-Baptiste joins us to close out our week here on Wakeup Call. One Year Later, Could There Be Another Beslan? GUEST: Sarah Mendelson, Senior Fellow in the Russia/Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Mayoral Candidate Fernando Ferrer GUEST: Fernando Ferrer Haitian Musical Solidarity for New Orleans - Master Drummer Live in Studio GUEST: Master Haitian Drummer Gaston "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste Download as MP3 || Listen Now HOUR TWO We wrap up our series RNC: Where Are They Now with two longtime observers of mass mobilizations in New York . They’ll sum up the series, but you can have the last word at our event tomorrow night at Bluestockings. And as conditions in Iraq continue to deteriorate, the word quagmire has begun to creep into the mainstream media. But how does Iraq really compare to Vietnam ? Historians Against the War put this war in context. And in local news, starting today New Yorkers can get their credit reports for free. Find out how, and why you’ll want to. Financial Justice Spotlight GUEST: Sarah Ludwig, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP) Historians Against War GUEST: Van Gosse, Professor of History at Franklin and Marshall College and member of Historians Against the War Hurricane Update, live from New Orleans GUEST: Tamer El-Ghobashy, reporter with the New York Daily News covering the crisis in New Orleans RNC: Where Are They Now? - part 7 of 7 in our special series GUEST: Arun Gupta, an editor of The Indypendent GUEST: Beka Economopoulos , Not An Alternative Download as MP3 || Listen Now HOUR ONE New York City ’s poverty rate is on the rise, with over 20 percent of city residents living below the poverty line. Hunger and homeless advocates help us understand why. A Palestinian journalist reflects on US coverage of the Gaza pullout. And as New Orleans remains underwater, we look at flooding and pollution in New Jersey . Poverty on the Rise in New York City GUEST: Joel Berg, executive director of the New York CityGUEST: Doreen Wahl, director of the West Side Campaign Against Hunger Palestinian Refugee Journalist Reflect on US Media Coverage of the Gaza Pullout GUEST: Palestinian refugee Ziad Abass, co-founder of Ibdaa Youth Cultural Center in Dheisheh, Palestine, and former journalist New Jersey Roundup GUEST: Bill Wolfe, head of PEER, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility REPORTER: Ruth Neustadter Commentary: Asia Pacific Forum COMMENTATOR: Sujani Reddy Download as MP3 || Listen Now