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Church Meets State: De Blasio and Faith Leaders Powwow on NYPD Issues

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Mayor de Blasio and dozens of faith leaders conferred behind closed doors on ways to strengthen police and community relations.

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The World

This Russian man got three years in prison for trying to protect a fellow protester

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's getting harder and harder to find people willing to protest against the Russian government — because the consequences of protesting can be so sever.

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The Takeaway

White Sheriff Talks Race, Police With His Black Son

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Fisher-Paulson is white; his adopted son is black. Here he reflects on conversations about race and police as protests continue in Ferguson.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson: How America's Past Haunts the Nation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Annette Gordon-Reed, author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” says the wrongdoings of America’s past continue to haunt the nation's present.

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The Takeaway

From Father to Son: Dealing with Police While Black

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A black father instructs his son on how to best handle police harassment, and recalls the similar conversations he had with his father about 40 years ago.

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A Timeline of Conflict and Struggle in Ferguson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

On August 9, the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Here's what's happened since. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Military-Local-Police-Industrial-Complex

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The events in Ferguson, MO have highlighted the fact that many local police forces have heavy equipment. We look at how local police became so militarized.

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The Takeaway

Confronting White Privilege in a National Crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A young white man, born and raised in St. Louis, shares his thoughts on the fault lines separating black and white America, and confronting privilege during a national crisis.

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The Takeaway

An Update From The Streets of Ferguson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum has seen Ferguson come together. Today he shares the sentiments of both white and black Americans in the St. Louis area.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson: The Hard Realities of Race & Justice

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A longtime public defender examines how the events in Ferguson have highlighted a racial divide in the way communities see the criminal justice system.

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WNYC News

Pretty Vacant: Two Million Voters Have No Voice In Albany

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Some state legislators ran for other offices, some got other jobs — and some wound up in handcuffs, leaving 13 seats empty and millions of New Yorkers without representation.

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Morning Edition

With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Changing Police, Changing Policies

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The militarization of police forces, changing campus sexual assault policies and what Google searches say about inequality.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Beyond Ferguson: America’s Struggle for Racial Equality

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today, The Takeaway has joined forces with St. Louis Public Radio to take a special look at the events in Ferguson, Missouri.

The World

Remembering a fearless poet known as 'Iran's Lioness'

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Simin Behbahani was a beloved Iranian poet who earned the nickname "Lioness" for her powerful verse. US President Barack Obama recited one of her poems in his 2011 message to the Iranian people.

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The World

Migrants are being deported back to Central America, but their home countries aren't ready for them

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Governments in Central American countries like El Salvador anticipate a big flood of migrants returning from the United States after being detained. But those migrants are coming back to the same depressed, and sometimes violent, conditions that forced them to leave in the first place.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Keeping the Wilderness Wild

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

President Johnson signed the Wilderness Protection Act to preserve a “glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning.” Has it worked?

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The Takeaway

ISIS Presents New Fear For Iraq's Christians

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For Assyrian Christians, the brutal victories of ISIS forces are just the latest bloody chapter in a story that spans centuries of slaughter, ethnic cleansing, and suppression.

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The Takeaway

Clashes Continue in Ferguson

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The National Guard was deployed to Ferguson yesterday, and tear gas was reportedly fired into the crowds, and more than 30 people were arrested, including journalists.

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The Takeaway

Can the U.S. Partner With a Terrorist Group?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Kurdistan Workers' Party, also known as the PKK, is officially considered a terrorist group by the U.S. But now, it's playing a growing role in the fight against ISIS.

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