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On The Media

The Anatomy of Six Shootings

Friday, August 22, 2014

Brooke considers the pattern of the media's response to the killing of young unarmed African-Americans since the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

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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

Today's Takeaways: PTSD, Life in Captivity, and Art and Music as a Remedy

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

1. Is a Rift Growing Between the U.S. & Poland? | 2. Who Are the Taliban Fighters Released from Guantánamo Bay? | 3. Life After Captivity: What's Next for Bowe Bergdahl | 4. Coal Country Responds to Obama's Carbon Cuts | 5. Your Take: How Art & Music Helps You ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

Racial Profiling, Stand Your Ground, Injustice in the Trayvon Martin Case

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It’s been two years since an unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in July.

Legal analyst Lisa Bloom covered the trial for NBC. In her book Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It she discusses covering the trial and outlines what she sees as the major mistakes made by the state of Florida that guaranteed it would lose the case. Bloom tells Leonard in this interview that the prosecution blundered by downplaying the issue of race in the courtroom when it should have been central. “I believe racial profiling is at the heart of the case, not only for Zimmerman, but for the police who did a lax job of investigating the case, for the jury, and I have new info from the jury room that substantiates this, from the judge who didn’t want anyone to talk about racial profiling even though it was so obviously a part of the case,” said Bloom. “Not just in that courtroom, but for all of us.”

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WNYC News

City Commemorates Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Communities around the city are marking the second anniversary of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin with several rallies, an art exhibit and a film.

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WNYC News

Case Dismissed Against Queens Man Arrested for Zimmerman Facebook Post

Friday, July 26, 2013

WNYC

A grand jury refused to indict a Queens man who was arrested last week for making an angry Facebook post in response to the George Zimmerman verdict. But although the case was dismissed, he remains in jail for violating his parole. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fruitvale Station: Context and a Movie

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bob Butler, reporter at KCBS Radio in the Bay Area, gives context to the new movie "Fruitvale Station" as he's covered the real life Oscar Grant story the movie is based on. He's joined by Wesley Morris, writer for Grantland and 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, who examines the movie with a critical eye and in the context not only of Oscar Grant, but also of Trayvon Martin and President Obama's speech.

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WNYC News

Queens Man Arrested for Facebook Posts After Zimmerman Verdict

Monday, July 22, 2013

WNYC

George Zimmerman is free after killing Trayvon Martin. But a Queens man is in jail for what he posted on Facebook in response to last week's not guilty verdict.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The This Town Makes Me Nostalgic Edition

Saturday, July 20, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz are joined by special guest Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine. They discuss Leibovich’s new book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital. They also discuss the acquittal of George Zimmerman

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On The Media

After the Verdict

Friday, July 19, 2013

Last Saturday, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Since then, everyone from protesters to politicians to pundits have weighed in. Brooke talks to Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans about the reaction and how the verdict has reignited discussions of race in the U.S.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What We Know from Zimmerman Juror B37

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Since Saturday's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, Juror B37 has spoken about the behind-the-scenes process of deliberation. Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and panelist on Radio Gabfest, talks to Brian Lehrer about what the juror's disclosures indicate about the trial.

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Schoolbook

Students Grapple with Zimmerman Verdict

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

More than one hundred students and instructors gathered on Tuesday at Democracy Prep Middle School in Harlem to discuss the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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The Takeaway

Florida's Stand Your Ground Law & Race Relations

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This past weekend, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. It’s a verdict that’s outraged many, and led to debates around the country about race relations, justice and the particular laws and social climate of Florida. As author T.D. Allman sees it, the focus on Florida is warranted—not just because the case reflects the unique history of Florida—but also because Florida is a microcosm of the rest of the United States. 

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WNYC News

City Youth Say They're Walking in Trayvon's Shadow

Monday, July 15, 2013

WNYC

As the debate about the verdict in the George Zimmerman case rages on, some of the most personal conversations about the case are going on between young black men and their friends. Teens and young adults in Coney Island shared what's on their minds in the aftermath of the polarizing verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. 

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WNYC News

Trayvon Martin and the National Conversation on Race

Monday, July 15, 2013

George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin is re-igniting calls for a national conversation about race. CNN news analysts and other on-air personalities repeated the phrase several times over the weekend as emotions ran high. But is it the media's job after racially charged events like this to facilitate the conversation?

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Micropolis

MICROPOLIS: Trayvon Martin and the Threat of Black Manhood

Monday, July 15, 2013

In this episode of Micropolis, we ask whether it's possible for black men to avoid being profiled. For some black men, the answer is yes, but it involves making compromises -- in terms of clothing, language and manner -- that others find detestable. 

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WNYC News

Trayvon Martin as Case Study in Law School

Monday, July 15, 2013

Law professors say they plan to include lessons learned from the trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin when classes resume later this summer.

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The Takeaway

ROUND-TABLE: Is The Zimmerman Ruling About Race or the Justice System?

Monday, July 15, 2013

What is the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman story really about? Does it show the strength of our justice system and belief in our institutions, or the weakness of those institutions? Or is it just about race? The Takeaway hosts a round-table discussion with Rich Benjamin, author of “Searching for Whitopia” and senior fellow at Demos; Avis Jones-DeWeever, host of the nationally-syndicated radio show, Focus Point with Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Republican strategist Ron Christie, to get at heart of these issues.

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The Takeaway

Dissecting the Zimmerman Verdict's Impact on Race, Justice and Families

Monday, July 15, 2013

With the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the ruling has brought up questions of our expectations of security, the right to a trial and the judgement of a jury. Sherrilyn Ifil, University of Maryland law professor and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, discusses the legal aspects of the verdict. Lamar Tyler, founder of Black And Married With Kids.com, and Christy Oglesby, quality assurance manager for CNN and mother of a 13-year-old-son, join The Takeaway to discuss the impacts of the verdict for families of color.

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Schoolbook

How to Talk About Trayvon

Monday, July 15, 2013

A jury found George Zimmerman "not guilty" in the shooting of Trayvon Martin over the weekend. The reactions were passionate, with anger mixed with opinions about the legal case, gun laws and race. We explore ways to have "the talk" with children about the verdict.

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