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WNYC News

Demonstrators Turn Out, Ignoring De Blasio's Request

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hundreds marched down Fifth Avenue, ignoring Mayor De Blasio's request to hold off on demonstrations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey's US Attorney on Problems in Policing and the Justice System

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

While the Eric Garner civil rights investigation continues, U.S. Attorney for the district of New Jersey, Paul Fishman, talks about "unconstitutional policing" in NJ's police department.

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The Takeaway

Is Ferguson as Much About White Rage as Black?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The rioting in Ferguson, Missouri and across the country needs to be viewed in the context of American history, says Emory Professor Carol Anderson.

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WNYC News

Sharpton on "High Alert" for Ferguson Decision

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton says demonstrators in 21 cities will hold vigils to pressure the DOJ to open a criminal investigation into Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown.

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The Takeaway

'Reckoning' with the Past Through Civil Rights Trials

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Many Southern prosecutors have reopened decades-old civil rights-era murders in the last 20 years. The Takeaway examines what these cases tell us about our past, and our present.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Abortion in America, Civil Rights Reckoning, and The Untold Story of the Iraq War

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Takeaway explores abortion laws in the United States, a movement to revisit civil rights-era crimes, and a startling new report about the war in Iraq.

Transportation Nation

Discrimination Complaints Trickle In About D.C. Cabs

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Since streamlining the complaint process for racial discrimination among D.C. cab drivers last month, the city is seeing an increase in allegations.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Year Everyone Turned on MLK

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The White House. The NAACP. The Urban League. They all deemed King wrong or irrelevant towards the end of his life. Tavis Smiley takes a closer look at MLK's troubled, final year.

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Specials

Beyond Ferguson: A Community Conversation

Thursday, September 04, 2014

NPR's Michel Martin hosts a roundtable discussion with Ferguson leaders and residents about the shooting of Michael Brown and how the media spotlight has affected their town.

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Micropolis

Micropolis: Ferguson, a Suburb Like Any Other

Monday, August 25, 2014

Michael Brown's death has focused worldwide attention on Ferguson, Missouri. But the racial divisions that surfaced in this St. Louis suburb are common to suburbs across America.
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Soundcheck

Nina Simone: A Revolutionary Voice Of The Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Yorker staff writer, Claudia Roth Pierpont, gives context for the recent Nina Simone film controversy and discusses the events that fueled the singer's darkest songs and most provocative performances.

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New Jersey News

Young Black Schoolchildren Discriminated Against in Newark, Parents Say

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Parents and school groups in Newark are hoping a federal investigation into the city's school reorganization plan will spur change in the school district, sooner rather than later.

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WNYC News

City Admits it Approved 'Poor Door'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Housing advocates say a developer took advantage of a loophole when it created a separate entrance for renters in the affordable units of a new building.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Losing a Husband to the Freedom Summer

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rita Schwerner's husband Michael was one of three civil rights workers murdered by the KKK in Mississippi during 1964's Freedom Summer. Hear her talk about staying the course after his death.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Letter from Mississippi 1964

Monday, June 23, 2014

On today's Brian Lehrer Show we are taking calls and collecting stories from those with connections to 1964's Freedom Summer in Mississippi. Here is Brian Lehrer Show producer Jody Avirgan's contribution.

In August of 1964 my mother, Martha Honey, then a Freshman at Oberlin College in Ohio, traveled to Mississippi as a member of SNCC for the "Freedom Summer" campaign to register Black voters. She attended the funeral of James Chaney, one of three civil rights workers - Cheney was a black Southerner; Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were white Northerners - murded by the Klu Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Mississippi. That evening she wrote a letter to a classmate. It appears in Howard Zinn's Voices of a People's History of the United States. Here is an excerpt:

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Two Moving Statements about the Civil Rights Workers Killed 50 years Ago Today

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Two Moving Statements about the Civil Rights Workers Killed 50 years Ago Today
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Criminal Justice and the Mentally Ill

Friday, June 13, 2014

Elizabeth Glazer, director of the mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and co-chair of the mayor's new Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System, talks about the issues they'll face as they devise recommendations to address cases where the civil rights of the mentally ill come up against demands for community safety.

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WNYC News

NYCLU Launches Campaign Inspired by Hit Series

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Inspired by Orange Is the New Black, the NYCLU is launching a campaign to draw attention to conditions in prisons in Suffolk County.

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The Takeaway

Voting Rights 50 Years After Mississippi's Freedom Summer

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton helped organize and lead the Mississippi Freedom Summer movement, which began 50 years ago this month. She reflects on the volunteer's accomplishments, the movement's confrontation with President Lyndon Johnson, and the state of voting rights today. 

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WNYC News

Activists Call for Investigation of NYPD Surveillance Practices

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's only his first week on the job, but political activists are already calling on the new Inspector General for the NYPD to investigate the department's Intelligence Division.

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