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The Takeaway

Is Ferguson a Mirror for Modern America?

Friday, August 15, 2014

It's the end of a long week for the people of Ferguson, Missouri, after a week of tear gas, rubber bullets, and protests dominated their streets. While the rest of America looks on, it's hard to ignore the fact that we've been here before.

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The Takeaway

New Peacekeeper Cools Tension in Ferguson

Friday, August 15, 2014

Missouri's governor named Captain Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol as the new leader of security operations in Ferguson. Capt. Johnson spent much of last night with protesters, listening to their stories and marching alongside them through the streets. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The All Criminal Justice Edition

Friday, August 15, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon with Vesla Weaver and James Forman, both of Yale University. This week: The deaths, at the hands of police, of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Also, a discussion of On the Run, by sociologist Alice Goffman.

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On The Media

The View from "Fergustan"

Friday, August 15, 2014

Since the death of Michael Brown by on Saturday, all eyes have been on the protests being held in Ferguson, Missouri. Brooke talks with Trymaine Lee from Ferguson. 

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The Takeaway

'Municipal Shock & Awe' in Ferguson

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"It's hard to understand what threat justified this," said New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb. He was at the protests last night and said that police fired rubber bullets and fired flash grenades during the protests.

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WNYC News

President Obama to Address Situation in Ferguson, Missouri

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed on the situation in a St. Louis suburb where police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel protesters. 

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The Takeaway

Ole Miss May Drop its Nickname

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The issue of symbolism is one Ole Miss, or the University of Mississippi, is struggling with now. University of Mississippi officials are reviewing the school’s nickname as part of a bigger inquiry into the school’s historic associations with symbols of the Confederacy.

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Death, Sex & Money

A Player Leaves the Game

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jozen Cummings, dating reporter for the New York Post, knows his way around the singles scene, enough so that he was taking out three girls a day for a while. But that caught up to him — and his wallet. Now that he's found The One, he's doing everything he can to avoid the mistakes he's made in the past.

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The Takeaway

Tensions Run High Over St. Louis Teen's Death

Monday, August 11, 2014

In St. Louis, Missouri, the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man has sparked outrage among the community. About 200 people took to the streets in protest over the weekend—the demonstrations started out peaceful and then turned violent.

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Freakonomics Radio

How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A kid's name can tell us something about his parents -- their race, social standing, even their politics. But is your name really your destiny?

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The Takeaway

Women with Breast Cancer, Trying to Find Their Way Back to 'Normal'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

African-American women with a breast cancer diagnosis face particularly difficult odds. Three black women fighting the disease document their experiences through audio diaries.

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On The Media

TLDR #31 - Race Swap

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Internet you experience depends on who the Internet thinks you are.

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The Takeaway

Has President Obama Done Enough for Minorities?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Some African-American leaders feel that President Obama has done next to nothing for their community — or even made things worse. But is it too late now to change course?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Challenges of Symbolic and Tangible Change in Politics

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

1. The Obama Presidency: Too Little, Too Late For Minority Communities? | 2. The New High-Tech Political Tools Every Voter Should Know About | 3. Nadine Gordimer's Lasting Impact on South African Writing | 4. The Symbolism & Politics of Geraldine Ferraro

The Leonard Lopate Show

Race, Class, and School Segregation 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education

Monday, July 14, 2014

A look at the whether school segregation is making a comeback across the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When "Coming Out" on Resumes Can Help

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Some studies indicate that "coming out" on your resume might help you find a job — especially if you're an African American man. Yitz Jordan aka rapper "Y-Love," a senior developer and contributor to Quartz who identifies as black, gay, and Jewish, discusses what that might mean in the context of President Obama's plan to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation for federal contractors.

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On The Media

The Upside Of That Stupid NPR Tweet About Not Being Able to Find Diverse Sources

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

On July 2nd, NPR education blogger Anya Kamenetz landed in hot water for the following tweet: 

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The Takeaway

As Breast Cancer Treatment Improves, Black Women Left Behind

Monday, July 07, 2014

Over the last thirty years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black women and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Race Plus Travel

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Are you "black" in this country but then something else when you've travelled abroad?

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The Longest Shortest Time

How Cute! Is He Yours?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

When Nicole Blades started a family with a white guy, she knew their kid's skin color would be lighter than hers. But she didn't count on people questioning whether she was his mom.