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Edition #970

Today we look at the University of Missouri protests that ousted the university president and look back at the anniversary of the Tamir Rice police killing
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

00:00:45 Ch. 2: Act 1: The blueprint of how to exercise power on a college campus - @EdgeofSports with Dave Zirin - Air Date 11-11-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: "Common Enemies" - American Soft - Chris Staples

00:06:19 Ch. 4: Act 2: Fox News Outraged At Missouri College President Resignation - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-11-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Old Days - Chicago

00:14:25 Ch. 6: Act 3: The importance of the solidarity in the Mizzou protests - Economic Update w/ @profwolff - Air Date 11-13-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: The Shine - Jahzzar

00:23:39 Ch. 8: Act 4: The media skirmish in Missouri isn’t about the media. It’s about race. - @onthemedia - Air Date: 11-13-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Perspective - Blueprint

00:31:33 Ch. 10: Act 5: A Conversation About Growing Up Black - Op-Docs - Air Date: 05-8-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: N/A

00:36:20 Ch. 12: Act 6: Michele Jawando on some potential elements of an actual criminal justice reform agenda - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 10-16-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Changes - 2Pac

00:45:14 Ch. 14: Act 7: #YearWithoutTamir - Nov 20-23 via @FergusonAction - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: The Poet - Shihan

00:48:26 Ch. 16: Act 8: One year later: A retrospective of the Tamir Rice killing - @IntersectionTNR - Air Date 11-16-15


01:02:17 Ch. 17: One anecdote of school policing - Colin from Cleveland, OH

01:04:17 Ch. 18: A question for Wade - Elka from Fort Wayne, IN

01:05:31 Ch. 19: How we conduct conversations - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:08:59 Ch. 20: Final comments responding to Nathan with as much precision as possible

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: #YearWithoutTamir - Nov 20-23 via @FergusonAction

Take Action:

SIGN: "I pledge to stand with the family of Tamir Rice…” via Ferguson Action

JOIN: #YearWithoutTamir Actions around the country via Ferguson Action

Sources/further reading:

"2 Outside Reviews Say Cleveland Officer Acted Reasonably in Shooting Tamir Rice, 12” at The New York Times

"New report finds Tamir Rice shooting tragic but reasonable” at

Intersection Episode 9: "Tamir Rice Has Been Dead for a Year: Host Jamil Smith looks back at the police killing of a 12-year-old boy in his hometown, Cleveland.”

"Cleveland, On the Brink” by Jamil Smith at The New Republic

"Tamir Rice's mother to testify before Grand Jury” at

"Outrage Is Growing Over the Tamir Rice Investigation: Is the grand jury process stacked in favor of the cop who killed the 12-year-old?” at Mother Jones

"STUDY: Half of Black Millenials Know a Victim of Police Violence, Still See Cops as Protectors” at Colorlines

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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