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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Staten Islander Doug Brinson shows his approval of the NYC medical examiner's finding that Eric Garner's death from a police chokehold was a homicide. (Jim O'Grady/WNYC)

This Saturday, there will be a march on Staten Island to protest issues around Eric Garner’s death. Former New York Governor David Paterson talks about his plans to join the march. Plus: the new multicultural majority of Americans; a doctor diagnoses why doctors are so dissatisfied with the medical system in the U.S.; and Columbia University explains the changes to the school’s sexual assault policies.   

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The Last Day Whites Outnumber Minorities

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Governor Paterson on Saturday's Eric Garner March

Former governor David Paterson jumps into the fray following the death of Eric Garner by marching in a planned protest Saturday in Staten Island.

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A Doctor's Diagnosis of the Medical System

A doctor diagnoses what's wrong with America's medical system.

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Columbia's Revised Sexual Assault Policy

Columbia University unveils changes to the way it handles sexual assault on campus.

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Throwback Thursday with Brian and Billie Jean King.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show, we're highlighting a clip from one Brian Lehrer interview every week. This week: Billie Jean King in 2011. 

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