Police abuse

Glenn Waco on the Last Thursday Shooting and Gentrification

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015
The Last Thursday shooting on NE 20th and Alberta St. has led to a police response that may do more harm than good.
          After people were seen taking selfies near the crime scene, two black men were arrested while helping one of the three shooting victims.
         In the meantime, the Portland Police Bureau is adding six new officers to its Gang Enforcement team. The Chief of Police says it will help curb the rise in gun violence.          4:34 minutes (4.18 MB)

A Peace Worker Talks About the Crisis in Burundi

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015
Yesterday in Burundi, the government announced that presidential and parliamentary elections planned for this Friday will be indefinitely postponed.
          The announcement follows more than a month of unrest as protesters and police have clashed in the capital of Bujumbura, leading to dozens of deaths and large scale imprisonment and an escalating refugee crisis.
          The protests erupted after the current two-term president Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would seek an unconstitutional third term. 30:43 minutes (28.13 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/04/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 06/03/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 05/29/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 05/28/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Richard Rothstein Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2015
Richard Rothstein is a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute.  He has written extensively on the effect of inequitable education on black and minority children in the US.  His latest piece for the EPI, focuses on the complicity of the Federal government in creating policies that supported discrimination of blacks at every level of society in Ferguson, Missouri and how those policies are rampant not only in Ferguson but across the country.  Don Merrill talks with Mr. Rothstein about the period of time when discriminatory policies became embedded in our cities, why blacks have gotten the worst of it and why a data intensive investigation of the problem doesn't equal the political will to solve it.
27:36 minutes (25.28 MB)
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