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Monday, April 29, 2013
The Rite of Spring is practically an audience favorite and rioting in concert halls is unthinkable. But is this a good thing? Does classical music need more scandal?
Friday, April 27, 2012
On April 29, 1992, nearly 20 years ago, an all-white jury acquitted four white Los Angeles Police Officers in the case of Rodney King, a black motorist who suffered severe injuries after a brutal beating from the LAPD. South Los Angeles promptly exploded into riots that lasted six days, leaving more than 50 people dead, thousands injured, and $1 billion in damage. Anna Deavere Smith is an playwright, actress and author of "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992," a one-woman show that Smith developed from interviews with 300 subjects involved in the Rodney King case and its aftermath. She reflects on the riots that tore the city apart, 20 years ago, and discusses whether and how police-community relations have changed since 1992.
Monday, February 13, 2012
In Greece the government has passed the latest austerity measures needed to avoid a default. But they are not accepted by the people. There is a real, boiling anger, a sense that they have been betrayed by their own leaders and by their supposed partners in the European Union. The question this morning is whether Greece can be held together. Chris Morris with our partner the BBC was in Athens last night as the clashes unfolded.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
The images of brutality are grim: 74 Egyptians dead but the scene is not Tahrir square in Cairo but a soccer field in the Egyptian city of Port Said. A riot at a soccer match between the team from Port Said and a team from Cairo is responsible for those fatalities and it has sent shock waves deep into Egyptian society already reeling from political chaos.
Friday, December 23, 2011
A week ago footage of an anonymous woman, knocked to the ground in Cairo, dragged and beaten by Egyptian soldiers, ricocheted around the world. During the attack the woman, unconscious, had her shirt pulled up over her head, exposing her blue bra. Cairo journalist Issandr El Amrani tells Brooke how the 'blue bra girl' has become a potent symbol of Egypt's political turmoil.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to last week's riots by bringing in outside counsel. On Saturday, Cameron announced that he’ll be seeking advisement from Bill Bratton, an American policeman with a history of combating street crime. Bratton served as New York City police commissioner under Rudy Guiliani, and as chief of police in Los Angeles he overhauled the police department after the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The British media are calling Bratton a "supercop," but the British Police have not taken kindly to the announcement.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
As riots and unrest continue to spread throughout England, some say they began with youths who are unhappy with the economic climate there. Throughout the U.K., there is a growing sense that many young people are going to face more difficult financial times than their parents' generation did. The future will bring fewer job opportunities and lower pensions, which will mature at a later date and come at a greater personal cost. Overall, there’s a feeling that politicians are inept to fix the nation’s economic problems.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Police in London say now 525 people have been arrested and one person is confirmed dead after three consecutive nights of rioting throughout Britain. Prime Minister David Cameron spoke earlier this morning outside Downing House in an attempt to pacify the violence. We've been hearing reports of looting and arson. Bristol resident Andy Valentine joins us to give us the view from the ground. Rob Watson from the BBC joins the show as well.
Friday, January 14, 2011
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has taken control of the country temporarily, as protests against President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali erupted throughout the country forcing him out, the Associated Press reported Wednesday afternoon.