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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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Death, Sex & Money

Chaz Ebert on Life Without Roger

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Since Roger Ebert's death in 2013, his wife Chaz says they still communicate in unique and powerful ways. If that sounds out of the ordinary, so is the story of how they fell in love.

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The Takeaway

Race and Friendship: The Role of Segregation

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A recent survey finds that 75 percent of white Americans have no non-white friends. We look at the role historically segregated housing plays.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Aligning With Dictators, Fantasy Football, and Diversity in Friendships

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Today The Takeaway explores everything from Syria's Bashar Al-Assad and the Obama White House, fantasy football, and diversity in American friendships. 

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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BackStory

Red Summer

Friday, August 22, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

From Rodney King To Michael Brown: The Narrative Of Ferguson

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith is known for her documentary-style plays about race in America. Here, she reflects on the narrative out of 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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The Takeaway

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 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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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

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 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

Ferguson's Tense Start to the School Year

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As violence continues in Ferguson, teachers face the added task of comforting and protecting students, while some school districts have had to delay the start of school altogether. 

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The Takeaway

Faith and the National Guard: Two Plans for Peace in Ferguson

Monday, August 18, 2014

Missouri's governor sent the National Guard into Ferguson today. Local churches are taking a different approach.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Missouri as a Mirror, Support for Victims, and The Beatles Reimagined

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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