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Building trust between police and community

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In the wake of the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is launching a $5 billion initiative to foster better relationships between communities and their police departments. Gwen Ifill talks to Tracie Keesee of the Center for Policing Equity and Ronald Hampton of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia. Continue


‘New American Girls’- Lorella

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Born in Peru, Lorella lost her leg at age 2 in a car accident. Her parents brought her to the US for ongoing medical treatment. At age 10, Lorella and her mother relocated to Connecticut. She excelled in school, but couldn’t qualify for in-state tuition, and lived in fear of deportation. Inspired by other DREAMers she formed a student group to try to change Connecticut’s in-state tuition law. Continue


Preview: The New Mad Men

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America By The Numbers
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Today's target consumer is increasingly multicultural. But is the advertising industry keeping up? Find out in this episode of AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS, premiering Nov 22 on PBS (check local listings). Continue


Preview: Politics of the New South

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America By The Numbers
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Until recently, Clarkston had predominately white residents. It is now home to many refugees from all over the world, and for the first time, three former refugees are running for local elections. Are the changes in the electorate enough to change the face of local government in this small Southern town? Find out in this episode of AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS, premiering Nov 1 (check local listings). Continue


Life on the Line: Coming of Age Between Two Nations

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Life on the Line: Coming of Age Between Two Nations
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Life on the Line illuminates the changing face of America through the personal story of 11-year-old Kimberly Torrez. Continue


Why doesn't Ferguson's police force reflect the community?

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PBS NewsHour
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Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today in for a closer look at the drama unfolding over the police killing of Michael Brown, as well as local reaction to the governor’s order for State Highway Patrol to take over security. Former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher and Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch weigh in on Ferguson’s disproportionately white police force. Continue


Why military equipment is in the hands of local police

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Violent clashes between local police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, has highlighted the distribution of military equipment to police departments around the country from the U.S. Defense Department. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about the concerns over the militarization of domestic law enforcement. Continue


Kenneth's Letters

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POV
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Explore letters exchanged between filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza and subject Kenneth Young. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Sports Executives

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To The Contrary
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Washington DC litigator Michele Roberts shattered a glass ceiling by becoming the first woman to head a players union for one of the top four pro sports. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Patrice Lee, Megan Beyer Continue


Initiative aims to end 'schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline'

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PBS NewsHour
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The White House announced a $100 million expansion to a program aimed at improving life chances for young men of color. Sixty of the country’s school systems, mayors, corporations and nonprofits all pledged to support My Brother’s Keeper. John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, join Gwen Ifill. Continue


Building trust between police and community

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PBS NewsHour
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In the wake of the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is launching a $5 billion initiative to foster better relationships between communities and their police departments. Gwen Ifill talks to Tracie Keesee of the Center for Policing Equity and Ronald Hampton of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia. Continue


Full Episode

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Life on the Line: Coming of Age Between Nations
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This half-hour documentary follows a year in the life of 11-year-old Kimberly Torrez. Living steps from the border in Nogales, Mexico, Kimberly crosses each day to attend school just across the line in Arizona. A slice-of-life portrait told through Kimberly’s eyes, the film illuminates the changing face of America through the story of this one family. Continue


Preview: Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town

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America By The Numbers
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While Asian-Americans are the best-educated ethnic group in the US, Cambodian-American students graduate high school at a significantly lower rate, one of the lowest in the country. What is the cause of this educational crisis? Find out in this episode of AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS, premiering Nov 8 on PBS (check local listings). Continue


Preview: Native American Boomtown

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Discovering oil is like winning the lottery... or is it? Find out what happened to the Indian reservation in Fort Berthold, North Dakota following its oil boom in this episode of AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS, premiering Oct 25 on PBS (check local listings). Continue


Preview

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Life on the Line: Coming of Age Between Two Nations
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This film follows a year in the life of 11-year-old Kimberly Torrez and her family, exposing the challenges of immigration and the U.S./Mexico border through the eyes of one child. Continue


Is Ferguson a bellwether for racial tensions nationwide?

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PBS NewsHour
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The killing of Michael Brown -- and the subsequent police response to protests and riots sparked by the lack of transparency -- has provoked reflection around the country about some of the deeper social and economic issues. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Eric Liu of Citizen University and Jelani Cobb of the University of Connecticut. Continue


Images of Ferguson confrontations resonate around U.S.

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PBS NewsHour
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A scene of chaos in Ferguson, Missouri, captured the nation’s attention when police officers unleashed a barrage of stun grenades and tear gas to dispel protests over the killing of an African-American teenager. Police said they used force when protesters started throwing rocks and firebombs. Judy Woodruff reports on the incident, and the pushback that followed. Continue


Kenneth's Story Timeline

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Explore a timeline of Kenneth's life and the changing laws and legislation around juvenile justice in the United States that have determined his sentencing. Continue


Arresting Parents, Promoting Diversity, What Women Want

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To The Contrary
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Arresting Parents: Mothers are being arrested for child endangerment. Promoting Diversity: Female and minority executives are penalized for advancing workplace diversity. What Women Want: Deborah Rhode says the women's movement needs a jump start. PANEL: Avis Jones DeWeever, Erin Matson, Jennifer Marshall, Rina Shah Continue


Initiative aims to end 'schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline'

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The White House announced a $100 million expansion to a program aimed at improving life chances for young men of color. Sixty of the country’s school systems, mayors, corporations and nonprofits all pledged to support My Brother’s Keeper. John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, join Gwen Ifill. Continue


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