Ferguson

5:30pm

Thu December 18, 2014
The Spot

The Spot: Letters from Ferguson

The memorial to Michael Brown in the middle of Ferguson’s Canfield Drive.
Desmond Cole

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...


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12:00am

Thu December 18, 2014
Politics

Your Call: How are citizens working to continue the momentum of BlackLivesMatter?

On the December 18th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation with activists about how this movement is organizing for lasting change. Last weekend, tens of thousands of people across the country marched to protest the shooting of black men. BlackLivesMatter is also receiving international attention and support. What is the end goal of this movement? And what will it take to get there? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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11:17pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Politics

Your Call: Why do journalists fall in love with some popular movements, and turn against others?

On the December 5th, 2014 edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll talk about news coverage of protest -- from Ferguson to New York, from Egypt to Hong Kong. We'll be joined Jadaliyya’s Adel Iskander in Cairo, long-time China reporter Mary Kay Magistad and Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts.  Join us on the next Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.

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Leonard Pitts, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with the Miami Herald

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10:21pm

Mon November 24, 2014
Cops & Courts

Your Call: How should we respond to Ferguson?

On the November 25th, 2014 edition of Your Call:  Monday night's announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri had decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed black youth Michael Brown led to outrage and protest nationwide.  President Obama and Michael Brown's parents called for peaceful protest -- but what does that mean, and how far should it go?  What will keep the focus on continued racial inequities in policing?  And how does the story of Ferguson resonate in the Bay Area and Northern California? 

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5:20pm

Mon October 6, 2014
Cops & Courts

Urban Shield: Training or militarization for first responders?

Inside the Urban Shield trade show
Sandhya Dirks

For the past eight years, one weekend in late summer brings first responders from across the country and around the world -- firemen, medics, SWAT teams and police officers --  to Alameda County for Urban Shield, one of the largest law enforcement training exercises in the country.

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