Episode

8/25 Catherine Ruetschlin: Markets Don’t Stop Racism & D. Brian Burghart: Fatal Encounters

August 25, 2014

Demos Senior Policy analyst Catherine Reutschlin explains how markets the libertarian myth of a color blind free market, how markets can perpetuate racism, private prisons, why the “sharing” economy is not color blind and how race and inequality cannot be separated.

D. Brian Burghart, editor of the Reno News & Reviews, explains the Fatal Encounters project, creating the only database of deadly police shootings in the nation, what he’s learned since starting this crowdsourced national database project, how the local, state, and federal government doesn’t want you to know the data behind police shootings and what you can do to help.

On The Fun Half: how ISIS uses social media, how progressives can respond to real security threats, Dinesh D’Douza compares Ferguson protesters to ISIS, new disclosures on the shooting of a young black man in Walmart in Ohio, Congresspeople taking the water bucket challenge voted to cut funding for ASL research and your calls and IMs.

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