Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.
Demonstrators in Berkeley, California took to the streets last night to express outrage over what they see as long standing racial inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. The demonstrations in California and those in other cities including New York and Washington, D.C., were sparked, in part, by two recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers involved the deaths of unarmed black man. Please join us to discuss news calls for police accountability and demands for racial fairness.
- Anthony Cook professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center. He teaches courses in constitutional law, civil rights and African-American critical thought.
- Tracie Keesee co-founder,Center for Policing Equity 25 year police veteran
- William Yeomans fellow, law and government, American University's Washington College of Law
- Isabel Wilkerson Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of "The Warmth of Other Suns."
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