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Barbershop: Police Shootings And Race Relations

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:42:00 -0400

In the barbershop, contributors comment on the news making the rounds this week: Ron Christie, Arun Venugopal and Jolene Ivey, former representative of the Maryland House of Delegates, join the panel.

A Glimpse Of History, As Museun Of African-American History Opens

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:40:00 -0400

The National Museum of African-American History and Culture opens on the National Mall on Saturday. NPR's Sam Sanders talks to visitors and tells us what it was like on the first day.

After Mall Shooting Kills 5, Police On The Hunt For The Gunman

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:32:55 -0400

Michel Martin talks to KUOW reporter Ross Reynolds on the latest on the manhunt for a gunman who killed five people Friday night in a shopping mall in Burlington, Wash.

Charlotte Police Announce Plans To Release Footage Of Shooting

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:23 -0400

Michel Martin speaks with reporter Nick de la Canal of member station WFAE in Charlotte, N.C., about what's happening in the city after police shot Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week.

After Aiding Injured Israelis, A Palestinian Is Targeted For Abuse

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:23 -0400

When an Israeli family was ambushed in their car in the West Bank, two Palestinians came to their aid. One is paying a price now, seen as aiding the enemy.

Legalizing Marijuana: It Changes Policing, But May Leave Racial Disparities

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:23 -0400

California is among five states this year where marijuana legalization is on the ballot. But there's concern about if legalizing it will reduce the number of marijuana arrests among African-Americans.

In Charlotte, Recent Shooting Roils Police-Community Relations

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:00 -0400

This week, police in Charlotte, N.C., shot and killed a black man. The shooting has spurred days of protests. Michel Martin speaks with Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

Amid Mounting Pressure, Charlotte Police Release Video Of Shooting

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:54:00 -0400

The decision comes days after police killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Both dashcam and body-cam footage of the shooting depict the confrontation.

Sinister 'Clowns' Are Scaring People In Multiple States

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:56:00 -0400

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.

How Do I Find The Courage To Be My Own Guide?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:00:25 -0400

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the team talks about how to face fear.

Newspaper Endorsements Matter Most When They're Unexpected

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0400

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday, but an endorsement that came the day before from a smaller paper may matter more to its readers, for the simple fact that it was unexpected.

Buckwheat Zydeco's Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural Jr. Dies At 68

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:50:00 -0400

The international ambassador for Louisiana roots music died early Saturday morning of lung cancer.

National Museum of African American History Opens Its Doors

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:09 -0400

More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:35:00 -0400

Our panelists predict what will be the big surprise out of next week's debate.

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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:35:00 -0400

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