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Stir Crazy! Episode #43: We Can’t Breathe

May 29, 2020

On today’s show: Sociologist Taure Brown, Rattling the Bars host Eddie Conway, political consultant Adriel Hampton, and activist and recording artist Eze Jackson. Hosted by Kim Brown. If you have comments or suggestions for the show reach out to us at [email protected]

Baltimore Mayoral Candidate Wants to Limit Mayoral Power

Baltimore Mayoral Candidate Wants to Limit Mayoral Power

May 29, 2020

City Council President Brandon Scott is fighting to limit the authority of Baltimore’s ‘all powerful mayor’ while he seeks that office.

Outrage In Minneapolis After Police Killing Caught On Video

Outrage In Minneapolis After Police Killing Caught On Video

May 29, 2020

The city roils after the death of George Floyd as police confronted protesters and the mayor urged prosecutors to charge the officers involved.

New Details Of Deadly No-Knock Warrant Show Just How Reckless Police Can Be

New Details Of Deadly No-Knock Warrant Show Just How Reckless Police Can Be

May 29, 2020

PAR uncovers new information on the dangers of serving no-knock warrants and analyzes the raid that killed 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor. Cop watcher Kenneth Dunham alleges continued intimidation from local Oregon police.

Stir Crazy!

May 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.

Sanitation Workers Striking For PPE And Pay Replaced By Prison Labor

May 27, 2020

Dr. Talitha LeFlouria talks with TRNN about the New Orleans sanitation strike where workers were fired and replaced by prison labor from nearby Livingston Parish, and the historical roots of the exploitation of prison labor.

NYU Response To Grad Student Sickout Puts Fall Semester In Question

May 27, 2020

NYU’s graduate students held a three-day sickout, demanding additional financial support from the university in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

Handcuffed Man Dies After Minneapolis Cop Kneels On His Neck

May 27, 2020

Four officers are fired after one was caught on video kneeling on a man’s neck. The man later died. The FBI has joined the investigation and witnesses say the officer was kneeling on his neck for several minutes as he pleaded for help.

Comcast Ignores Calls To Improve Internet Access During Pandemic

May 26, 2020

Despite making $4 billion in revenue in 2019, Comcast hasn’t responded to pleas from students and educators to increase internet speeds during the COVID-19 pandemic.