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How will NYPD handle minor offenses after Eric Garner’s case?

December 5, 2014
Following the choking death of Eric Garner, New York police commissioner Bill Bratton promised an overhaul of the police training program, and, with the mayor, addressed how officers should react to minor offenses. For the perspective from City Hall, Gwen Ifill speaks with Zachary Carter, legal adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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Will outrage over Garner, Ferguson grand jury verdicts trigger systemic changes?

December 5, 2014
For a broader look at how the Eric Garner case and the intersection of race and justice are resonating with Americans, Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from Candace McCoy of City University of New York and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker.
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Must employers make special considerations for pregnant workers?

December 4, 2014
The Supreme Court heard a case of a former UPS driver who claims the company discriminated against her while she was pregnant. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal offers some background on the case and Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Marcia Greenberger of the National Women’s Law Center and Karen Harned of the National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Legal Center.
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New book examines how preparing for disaster is key to bouncing back

December 3, 2014
Only communities that prepare for the unpredictable -- from health scares to cyber attacks -- can quickly bounce back. But how can we flip the paradigm for dealing with disaster? Author Judith Rodin joins Gwen Ifill for a conversation about her book “The Resilience Divided,” on what defines resilience and how cities can move their focus from relief and recovery to preparedness and readiness.
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Why is the UN World Food Program turning off aid to 1.7 million Syrian refugees?

December 3, 2014
A severe cash shortage has forced the UN’s World Food Program to suspend food vouchers, immediately affecting 1.7 million Syrian refugees who are reliant on them for survival. Gwen Ifill spoke with Muhannad Hadi of the World Food Program about what the organization needs to provide December’s vouchers and why providing debit cards for groceries better serves some refugee populations.
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What’s next for the city of Ferguson?

November 26, 2014
Just a day after the grand jury announced not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, the city of Ferguson remains tense. Gwen Ifill speaks with Christina Swarns, Litigation Director for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Susan McGraw of St. Louis University, on the grand jury’s role in the legal system and what’s next for the city of Ferguson.
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Have months of protest on Ferguson advanced the discussion on racial profiling?

November 25, 2014
Ahead of the release of a grand jury decision on whether or not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, NAACP president Cornell William Brooks joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the importance of nonviolent protest and explain how Brown’s story has sparked a larger discussion about racial profiling and justice.
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Understanding the grand jury ruling on Michael Brown’s death

November 25, 2014
A grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill get reaction to the verdict from Rev. Willis Johnson of Wellspring Church, Roger Goldman of Saint Louis University and Gil Alba, former detective at the New York City Police Department.
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Brooks and Dionne on Obama’s immigration plan and what’s next

November 21, 2014
President Obama addressed the nation Thursday night to announce his plan to change the nation's immigration system through executive action. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff get reaction from New York Times columnist David Brooks, who argues the president is tackling the problem in the wrong way, and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, who says there is nothing unconstitutional about these actions.