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Uncertainty Swirls in Ferguson

Monday, November 24, 2014

In Ferguson, Missouri, the mood is tense ahead of a grand jury decision on whether officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. 

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WNYC News

In Defense of Straight White Men

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Playwright Young Jean Lee asks: What's a do-gooder liberal guy to do?

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WNYC News

'Little White Lie' Unveils Dark Family Secret

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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A new documentary tells the story of Lacey Schwartz, who grew up Jewish, but learned 18 that her biological father was black.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson & Gov. Jay Nixon's Leadership Crisis

Thursday, November 20, 2014

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal represents an area that includes Ferguson, Missouri. She says that Gov. Jay Nixon is mishandling the growing crisis at the center of his state.

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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

Dallas Pulls Back the Curtain on Police Shootings

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Dallas Police Department is launching a website that details every officer-involved shooting over the last 12 years. Chief David Brown explains why. 

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The Takeaway

America's Dark History of Medical Apartheid

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

From Typhoid Mary to the AIDS epidemic to the Ebola crisis: The language of exclusion has a long history in terms of fighting disease in the United States.

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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

Protesters in St. Louis Face Generational Divide

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Older generations of protesters are clashing with younger demonstrators in Ferguson and St. Louis—each group has a different vision of how to bring about change.

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The Takeaway

Another Officer-Involved Shooting Shakes St. Louis

Friday, October 10, 2014

An off-duty police officer in St. Louis, Missouri shot and killed a young black man Wednesday night, inflaming tensions in a community still mourning the death of teenager Michael Brown.

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Life of the Law

In The Name Of The Father

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Scottsboro Boys are infamous — nine black teenagers falsely accused and convicted of raping two white women. Last year, the state of Alabama finally exonerated all nine. But what does a pardon means 82 years after the fact? And what does forgiveness look like after so many years? Story by Producer Ashley Cleek

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On Being

Michel Martin — The Fabric of Our Identity

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Michel Martin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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The Takeaway

America's Highest-Paid Female CEO Won't Discriminate Against AI Clones

Monday, September 22, 2014

Martine Rothblatt doesn't fear prejudice. She's a transgendered woman. Two of her hallmark creations were first rejected. Now she's turned her efforts to "mind clones"—and their rights. 

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On Being

Richard Rodriguez — The Fabric of Our Identity

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Richard Rodriguez with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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On Being

Imani Perry — The Fabric of Our Identity

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Imani Perry with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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The Takeaway

Ferguson Introduces Court Changes, New Laws

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

For the first time since the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown exactly one month ago, the city of Ferguson, MO is announcing some major changes.

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The Takeaway

Diversity in Friendships: Should We Care?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We make very conscious decisions about who our friends are—about how we make friends and break off friendships—but do we really think about the backgrounds of our friend?

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