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How deeply rooted biases affect how police enforce the law

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In some communities, the long-tense relationships between law enforcement and minority communities are suddenly very public and very hard to ignore. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports from Oakland on efforts to improve relations, using research from Stanford University on the deep and often hidden biases on race and inequality. Continue


How police can cool down conflicts before they turn deadly

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The ways police are trained to use force and to work in communities of color are being scrutinized in the wake of shootings in Ferguson and Cleveland, as well as the death of Eric Garner in New York. Judy Woodruff discusses training with New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman, David Klinger of the University of Missouri and Ronald Hampton, former head of the National Black Police Association. Continue


Why do you march? Young protesters explain what drives them

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Many of the now-daily protests on race and justice are being led by young people frustrated by recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York City. Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from protester Molly Greiber, Tory Russell of Hands Up United and Jessica Pierce of the Black Youth Project on what’s driving them personally and the movement at large. Continue


Immigration; Cosby Accusations; Ms. Awards & Gloria Steinem

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To The Contrary
PBS


Immigration: President Obama pushes an executive order that could shield millions from deportation. Cosby Accusations: Over a dozen women allege the comedian raped them, bringing up questions about statutes of limitations Ms. Awards: The magazine honors women fighting assault & Gloria Steinem says rape can be eliminated. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Rina Shah, Genevieve Wood, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Continue


TTC Extra: Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde

To The Contrary
PBS


To The Contrary spoke with Liliana Ayalde, the US ambassador to Brazil, about her duties and experiences in the role. Don't miss our special documentary episode, "The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity", for more with Ambassador Ayalde. Continue


WORLD Channel Vets Coming Home

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World Channel
PBS


In honor of the men and women who have served in all branches of the United States armed forces, WORLD Channel commemorates Veterans' Day with twenty-two films by and about veterans. Continue


Every Mother's Son

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POV
PBS


Every Mother's Son profiles three New York mothers who unexpectedly find themselves united to seek justice and transform their grief into an opportunity for profound social change. Continue


Native American Boomtown

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America By The Numbers
PBS


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. Continue


Our Private Idaho

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America By The Numbers
PBS


While the population of whites in the US has fallen over the last two decades, the town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho remains a predominately white town, with 95% of its residents identifying as white in 2012. What are the challenges faced by those living in this homogenous community? Find out in this episode of AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS. Continue


Discussing division and race ‘After Ferguson’

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In a special PBS town hall called “America After Ferguson,” Gwen Ifill moderates a conversation on the death of Michael Brown and the wider community conflicts that have been exposed for Ferguson, Missouri, and the nation. In this excerpt, participants discuss getting more young people of color involved in politics, as well as a divide in the perception of race and empowerment. Continue


Moms vs. Police Brutality; Sexual Assault; Bacha Posh

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To The Contrary
PBS


Moms vs. Police Brutality: Mothers demand police reform. Sexual Assault: New Department of Justice study shows differences for survivors on and off campus. Bacha Posh: Jenny Nordberg chronicles Afghanistan's hidden third gender in "The Underground Girls of Kabul." PANEL: Megan Beyer; Genevieve Wood; Darlene Kennedy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Continue


Protesters persist in demonstrations over race and injustice

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Demonstrations have swept from coast to coast over a pair of grand jury non-indictments in cases where black men were killed by police officers, laying bare a deep vein of distrust in law enforcement and the justice system. Gwen Ifill reports on how protests have unfolded in New York, Philadelphia and Berkeley. Continue


Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice

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To The Contrary
PBS


Deep in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, something extraordinary is starting to take hold. “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free. Host Bonnie Erbé calls their remarkable transformations to equal caregiving, “the final chapter in feminism.” Don't miss this special documentary episode. Continue


Truth from Tehran to America

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The Open Mind
PBS


British-Iranian journalist Ramita Navi discusses the hidden lives of modern Tehran and the potential rebirth of Iranian-American ties. Continue


The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

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To The Contrary
PBS


Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural. Continue


Every Mother's Son: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Filmmakers Kelly Anderson and Tami Gold on the making of their film Every Mother's Son. Continue


Flex Time; TV War for Women; Young Female Voters

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To The Contrary
PBS


Flex Time: Research shows that a majority of men have a flexible work schedules, but they do not do more house or childcare. Political Ads: Conservatives like Mitch McConnell attempt to gain votes from women. Young Female Voters: Both parties realize how important the young, unmarried women's vote will be. PANEL: Karin Agness; Avis Jones-DeWeever; Danielle Moodie-Mills; Rina Shah Continue


How Sotomayor influences the Court behind the scenes

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Since 2009, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has brought her unique style to a traditionally reserved Supreme Court. In “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice,” Reuters journalist Joan Biskupic explores how the court’s first Latina justice is making her mark. Biskupic joins Gwen Ifill for an inside look. Continue


Journalist Alex Tizon

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Tizon examines race and gender stereotypes from the Asian perspective, as detailed in his text, "Little Big Man." Continue


Discussing division and race ‘After Ferguson’

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In a special PBS town hall called “America After Ferguson,” Gwen Ifill moderates a conversation on the death of Michael Brown and the wider community conflicts that have been exposed for Ferguson, Missouri, and the nation. In this excerpt, participants discuss getting more young people of color involved in politics, as well as a divide in the perception of race and empowerment. Continue


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