Iven Hale hosts this edition of the Old Mole with a focus on the aftermath of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Also on the show are pieces on agriculture and climate change and liberation from working on the clock. It's all held together with Iven's interesting choices of music.
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54:55 minutes (37.71 MB)
What legal recourse do the victims of police misconduct, like the family of Michael Brown, have? Legal Moles Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss how the legal climate has developed from the time of Reconstruction to the present day, and how court judgments against police departments might affect what police actually do in the streets. 11:05 minutes (7.61 MB)
What are the protesting, demonstrating crowds in Ferguson saying? What kind of racism is at work in that town and throughout the US? British journalist Gary Younge of the Guardian talks with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about the situation. Photo credit: o.canada.com 12:26 minutes (8.54 MB)