Shows: August 19, 2013

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NYC Stop-and-Frisk Decision

Last week, Judge Shira Scheindlin of Federal District Court in New York ruled that the NYPDs stop-and-frisk policy was unconstitutional, targeting black and Latino men in a racially discriminatory manner. City officials including Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly criticized the decision, saying that it will lead to an increase in crime, and filed notice of appeal last Friday. Well speak with Chauniqua Young, an attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) who worked on the case, about what the ruling means for racial justice and what to expect from the appeals process.

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Remembering Oak Creek

On August 5, 2012, white supremacist Wade Michael Page entered a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, fatally shooting six people and wounding four others before turning his gun on himself. Deepa Iyer of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) visited the town and temple earlier this month and joins us to discuss whats changed for the community since the shooting and how to interpret the tragedy in a broader context of racially motivated violence.

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Himalaya Song: A Multimedia Project

The Himalayas face enormous ecological and cultural disruptions in the face of global climate change. A new multimedia project by filmmaker Mridu Chandra and musicians Gingger Shankar and Dave Liang examines these shifts through narration and video; vocals, violin and keyboards. The resulting piece combines modern and traditional instruments into a narrative that weaves together stories of the past, present and future. The trio will be performing Himalaya Song on Friday, August 23 at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC.

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