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This edition: Drones, Guns, Race & Superheroines

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 1, 2014.

First aired: December 3, 2014.

First, a new report from "Reprieve," the British-based human rights charity, calculates the collateral damage from drone strikes. To discuss, Jennifer Gibson, human rights lawyer for Reprieve UK.

Then, St. Louis natives tell the backstory of Ferguson, Missouri, why the racial tension between the African American community and police runs deep. To discuss, former Missouri state senator and New School professor of politics and advocacy, Jeffrey Smith and writer of RecognizeandRealize.com, Keith Bernard who wrote, "The Police Harassment I've Faced Has Left Me With Psychic Wounds" for Alternet.org.

Next, new research contradicts 1997 science claiming that as more law abiding citizens carry guns, crime goes down. To discuss, the researcher, John J. Donohue, professor, Stanford Law School.

And finally, webcomic "Strong Female Protagonist" after a strong Kickstarter turnout is not a graphic novel. To discuss, the creators, Molly Ostertag and Brennan Lee Mulligan.

Guest List

Keith Bernard Writer, Recognize & Realize

Gareth Cook Editor, "The Best American Infographics 2014"

John J. Donohue III Professor, Stanford Law School

Jennifer Gibson Human Rights Laywer, ReprieveUK

Brennan Lee Mulligan Writer, Strong Female Protagonist

Molly Ostertag Illustrator, Strong Female Protagonist

Jeffrey Smith Assistant Professor of Politics and Advocacy , The New School

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