Michael Brown

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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11:23pm

Mon August 25, 2014
Education

Your Call: How should we talk about racism?

On the August 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with filmmaker and Founder & President of World Trust, Dr. Shakti Butler about her documentary, Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity. The documentary explores racism, as a dynamic system with multiple layers functioning simultaneously. So what are different forms of racism and racial inequality and how should it be confronted?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Shakti Butler, filmmaker and Founder & President of World Trust

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12:36am

Tue August 19, 2014
Cops & Courts

Your Call: How have weapons and tactics from the military changed policing in the US?

Police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised in Ferguson, Missouri

  

On the August 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the militarization of police forces across the country. According to a recent ACLU report, last year, the Department of Homeland Security pumped $1 billion into local law enforcement, while the Department of Defense supplied another $449 million worth of equipment for police forces.  Why are police so heavily armed? And how is this playing out in places like Ferguson, Missouri?  Join the conversation on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

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