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The Secretive Source Of Cash Police Unions Use To Block Reform

The Secretive Source Of Cash Police Unions Use To Block Reform

July 31, 2020

PAR investigates how police unions use taxpayer dollars to defend brutal police officers and block legislative change. We speak with a New York commuter who was arrested as a “violent” protester for stopping her bicycle to film the police.

Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 8 | Crime

Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 8 | Crime

July 30, 2020

We discuss the way the U.S. approaches different types of crime and how certain acts arguably shouldn’t be considered crimes.

COVID-19 Threatens Maryland Campaign To Bring Mass Transit To Black Neighborhoods

COVID-19 Threatens Maryland Campaign To Bring Mass Transit To Black Neighborhoods

July 30, 2020

Third parties are required to gather just 5,000 e-signatures to gain ballot access during the pandemic, while a transit equity campaign in Baltimore, where 40% of residents don’t have reliable internet access, is being forced to gather 10,000.

Democracy Delayed Is Democracy Denied

July 30, 2020

Stir Crazy! Episode 73: Today we are joined by TRNN reporter Aman Azhar, journalist Justine Barron, TRNN visual producer Andrew Corkery, and TRNN editorial director Lisa Snowden-McCray. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Black Americans, Black Brazilians Suffer More From COVID-19. Structural Racism Is To Blame.

Black Americans, Black Brazilians Suffer More From COVID-19. Structural Racism Is To Blame.

July 30, 2020

“Genocides don’t always have to be intentional. It’s about impact. Whether or not they have been planning to kill people, we know people are dying and Black people are dying disproportionately.”

America's Brutal Police State Expands Its Reach In Portland

America’s Brutal Police State Expands Its Reach In Portland

July 29, 2020

The way white moms in Portland are being treated has long been the norm for BIPOC people.

The Washington Football Team Is Changing Its Name. What's Next?

The Washington Football Team Is Changing Its Name. What’s Next?

July 29, 2020

The real reason for the change had little to do with a change of heart. It all came down to protecting the team’s financial interests.

Stir Crazy!

July 28, 2020
Stuck in the house? Social distancing at work? Need a break from the kids? Join your favorite Real News correspondents as we discuss some of the news stories that have us terrified today.
A Story That Shows The Depth Of Police Corruption And Brutality

A Story That Shows The Depth Of Police Corruption And Brutality

July 28, 2020

Authors Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg wrote “I Got A Monster: The Rise and Fall Of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad,” a Baltimore story that is a warning to the nation.

As Maryland Evictions Resume, Activists Demand Protections

As Maryland Evictions Resume, Activists Demand Protections

July 28, 2020

Activists demanded state and local officials extend protections for the some 400,000 people unable to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic.