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#1360 Redefine, Unburden and #DefundThePolice

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Air Date: 8–8-2020

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Today we take a look at the concept of defunding the police; what it means, what it doesn't and what the goals of the movement are. 

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#1359 The Life, Legacy and Lessons of John Lewis

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Air Date: 8–5-2020

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Today we take a look at the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis at a moment in time when the lessons he has to teach us are as important as when he first learned them himself during the dawn of the civil rights era.

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#1358 How A System Of Power Defends Itself, A Case Study

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Air Date: 7–20-2020

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Systems maintain themselves through the efforts of many moving parts that need not understand their roles in maintaining the system as a whole, only their specialized task. Today, I use a case study incident to show how the system of racism defends itself against attack. Many separate parts, none of which understand how their individual actions connect to the larger system, work in complicated yet predictable ways to carry out this defense of racism much like the many specialized antibodies of an immune system work together to isolate and eradicate threats to the host.

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#1357 What Trump is Invoking When He Invokes Manifest Destiny

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Air Date: 7–10-2020

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Today we take a look at the origins and legacy of Manifest Destiny, the historical term most closely tied to our most toxic version of nostalgia: the one longing for America's golden age of genocide

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#1356 The Many, Many Problems with Cops and Why Reform is Impossible

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Air Date: 7–6-2020

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Today we take a look at the problems with cops that aren't the obvious, racist problems. We're talking about the rules that help protect bad cops from accountability, the police unions that insist on those rules and the lack of state or national policies that would structurally disincentivize the hiring or continued employment of problem officers.

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