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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Talking About Trayvon

Monday, July 15, 2013

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty, but the conversation about race, violence, masculinity and fear continues. Parents: How have you been talking to your kids about the death of Trayvon Martin? How did you react to verdict on Saturday night? Call 212-433-9692, or post here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ripple Effects from the Verdict in Trayvon Martin Case

Monday, July 15, 2013

Nation columnist Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School professor and columnist for The Nation, analyzes the decision and discuss the reaction -- from protests in New York and LA, to a move by the Justice Department to relaunch their hate crime inquiry into the matter.

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The Washington Report

After the Verdict: the George Zimmerman trial fallout; What are "computer vulnerabilities" and why they're so expensive, and new elections in Egypt.

Monday, July 15, 2013

This week, Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times' Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the Obama administration's reaction to the Zimmerman trial, about so-called computer vulnerabilities and why they are so valuable to governments and about whether new elections in Egypt will be held sooner than later.

WNYC News

New Yorkers Protest After Verdict in Trayvon Martin Case

Sunday, July 14, 2013

At least 1,000 people -- and possibly many more -- took to New York streets and into Times Square Sunday evening in response to the Florida verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

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WNYC News

Jury Finds Zimmerman Not Guilty

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Jurors have found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Reaction in New York was swift, and gatherings are expected today in protest.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What The Zimmerman Trial Teaches Us About Race, Fear, and Violence

Friday, July 12, 2013

As the trial of George Zimmerman comes to a close, the Brian Lehrer Show convenes a conversation about what the trial is saying - or not saying - about race in America.

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On The Media

Cable News and Trayvon Martin

Friday, July 12, 2013

When the shooting of Trayvon Martin became national news in 2012, it opened up a discussion about race and the criminal justice system in the United States. But since the trial of George Zimmerman began three weeks ago, coverage has taken a turn toward the sensational. Brooke talks to Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans about the evolving quality of coverage of the Trayvon Martin story.

Yo La Tengo - Cornelia and Jane

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On The Media

Calling a Coup a Coup, The George Zimmerman Trial and More

Friday, July 12, 2013

Why the US government refuses to call the removal of Mohamed Morsi a "coup," the lack of discussion of race in the George Zimmerman trial, and the media frenzy over the "royal baby".

The Takeaway

Race, America and the Justice System: Examining the George Zimmerman Trial

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ever since the name "Trayvon Martin" entered the public consciousness in March 2012 there has been one prevailing theme in the media and around the water cooler: Race. Though it isn't the focus inside the courtroom, it continues to surface. JeffriAnne Wilder is an assistant professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida. She joins The Takeaway to discuss how race has played out in the Zimmerman trial so far and how it might affect the trial.

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The Takeaway

The Muslim Brotherhood Weighs In On Egyptian Unrest | The Silent Epidemic in the South | Swearing is Changing

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood Weighs In on the Unrest in Egypt | The Silent Epidemic in the South | Swearing is Changing—And That's a Good Thing | Texas Governor Rick Perry Won't Seek Re-election | The Next Policy Steps for the U.S. in Egypt | Race, America and the Justice System: Examining the George Zimmerman Trial | U.S. Could Speed Pull Out in Afghanistan 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Zimmerman Trial Update

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School professor and columnist for The Nation magazine, shares her observations of the Zimmerman trial, underway in Florida, over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Weiner; Women in AA; Open Phones on Egyptian Protests

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Anthony Weiner is here to discuss the latest in his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for mayor. Plus: Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School professor and columnist for The Nation magazine updates us on the George Zimmerman trial that is underway in Florida; violent offenders and vulnerable women mix at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings; and we open the phones to Egyptian-Americans to hear thoughts on the anti-Morsi protests and the ultimatum he was given by the army.

The Brian Lehrer Show

George Zimmerman on Trial

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The trial of George Zimmerman, who killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in February 2012, begins this week. The prosecution is arguing that Zimmerman's actions were out of malice; Zimmerman's lawyers argue self-defense. Jami Floyd, legal analyst and sometime guest host for The Brian Lehrer Show, discusses the juror selection process and Monday's opening arguments.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Zimmerman Trial; Biological Clocks; The Internet and Islam

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The trial of George Zimmerman, who is accused of fatally shooting Florida teen Trayvon Martin, started this week. Jami Floyd is here to discuss the specifics of the case. Plus: women’s fertility may not decline as quickly as previously thought; author and blogger Amir Ahmad Nasr talks about how the Internet opened his eyes to the world outside the religious one in which he was raised; and more reactions and analysis to the latest Supreme Court decisions. 

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The Takeaway

Carl Hiaasen's Florida

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Celebrated author, columnist for The Miami Herald, and born-and-raised Floridian Carl Hiaasen discusses his latest foray into fiction and the news form his home state, where the George Zimmerman trial is underway.

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The Takeaway

Day One of the George Zimmerman Murder Trial

Monday, June 10, 2013

As the city of Sanford, Trayvon Martin’s family, and George Zimmerman’s supporters brace for the first day of Zimmerman's murder trial today, Valerie Houston, Pastor at Allen Chapel Church in Sanford, Florida shares her thoughts about what's transpired and what's ahead. Houston has been actively involved in town hall meetings and community outreach in the days and months since Trayvon Martin’s death.

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The Takeaway

N.S.A. Whistle-Blower Comes Forward, George Zimmerman Trial Begins, Syria and the Growing Need for Humanitarian Aid

Monday, June 10, 2013

N.S.A. Whistle-Blower Comes Forward | Is the U.S. Now Syria's Only Hope? | Day One of the George Zimmerman Murder Trial | Syrian Conflict Spurs Sectarian Violence | The Senate Begins Debate on Immigration Reform Bill | Where are the Cicadas? | The Role Private Contracting Firms Play in Government National Security

Transportation Nation

A Year After the Trayvon Martin Shooting, Florida City Examines Urban Design

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Trayvon Martin memorial in Goldsboro, Sanford (photo by Matthew Peddie)

Last year the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin thrust Sanford to the center of international attention -- and spurred a conversation about how urban design and public space shape civic behavior.

Now, Sanford is searching for a new vision for its future. The city has established Imagine Sanford, a project aimed at creating a solid identity for the city -- and a plan for how to get there. The 13-member steering committee is made up of community leaders who meet monthly while the plan is being formulated.

Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett says although the project started in January 2012,  since Trayvon Martin's death the pressure has been on to get the project moving.

Mayor Jeff Triplett on the Jumbotron (right) at a 2012 rally for Trayvon Martin

Although Sanford has an enviable downtown, he says, more needs to be done to link up the distinct areas of the city, including the historic African American neighborhood of Goldsboro.

"We haven't really done a very good job of making Goldsboro part of the city, so to speak," he says.

"You've got historic Goldsboro Boulevard- we want to take that and do the beautification on through 13th [street] which ties that in to [US Highway] 17-92 and what's happening on the east side of town too."

Some of the other proposals for the city include welcome signs and a system of hiking and cycling trails through Sanford and around Lake Monroe.

Triplett says he wants to make sure the trail system connects to the SunRail commuter train station.

"Some people say we're disadvantaged because of the placement of our SunRail [but] we're kind of blessed in a way because we've got a blank slate out there."

Triplett says the vacant land around the station will allow for new development linked to the rail- including  shops and apartments.

"We've got a great opportunity over the next ten years- we've just got to make sure we do it right the first time."

Listen to a an interview with Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett here.

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The Takeaway

A Year Later, Community Awaits Justice in Travyon Martin Shooting

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

One year ago on the evening of February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who claims that he acted in self-defense. A judge announced earlier this month that jury selection in Zimmerman's murder trial will begin on June 10, 2013. WLRN reporter Phil Latzman has been following the case from Florida.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | February 26, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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