Michael Brown

12:00am

Wed March 11, 2015
Cops & Courts

Your Call: How does citizen oversight of police departments work?

How does citizen oversight of police departments work?  On the next Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing different models in Northern California. Where is citizen oversight working? San Diego, Oakland, Riverside, Long Beach, Sausalito, Novato, and Berkeley have review boards, but few people know these boards even exist. What power do citizen oversight boards have to ensure police accountability? How should these boards work? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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5:11pm

Wed January 7, 2015
Politics

Jeff Chang gets real about race relations in America

East Bay Express

The current unrest after police shootings of unarmed black men means the battle for racial justice is far from over. Jeff Chang is a journalist, cultural critic, and the head of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford. In his new book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, he argues that the myth of multiculturalism has in some ways silenced a real conversation about racial disparity in America. KALW’s Sandhya Dirks sat down with Chang to talk about his new book, current protests over police shootings, and how to begin a conversation about race in America today.

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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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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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6:51pm

Tue September 16, 2014
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: On Ferguson’s streets, echoes of another fatal shooting

Young people gather at memorial for Michael Brown who was shot feet away by Ferguson, Missouri police on August 9th. Protests continue in absence of a decision from a grand jury about whether or not the shooting was warranted.
Brett Myers Youth Radio

The August shooting of Michael Brown touched off protests and sparked a national discussion about race and justice. The 18-year-old African-American man was unarmed when he was shot multiple times by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. Youth Radio reporter Myles Bess lives in Oakland, California, and five years ago he lived through the police shooting of another unarmed black teen, Oscar Grant. Bess traveled to Ferguson for the protests and the funeral of Michael Brown, and he sent us this audio postcard reflecting on what happens next as things quiet down in that town.

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