Police Tape: From Rodney King to Aiyana Jones

It’s been 20 years since four white police officers were cleared of unlawfully beating Rodney King in Los Angeles. But we might never have heard of Rodney King had it not been for an amateur cameraman who caught the whole thing on tape. On this edition, we hear how video cameras have changed the way we see the police.

Direct download: MakingCon_120425_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm PST

Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Youth Speakin' for Themselves

Spoken word.  It’s poetry…it’s hip-hop…and increasingly, it’s the chosen means of expression for today’s youth.  On this edition, to celebrate National Poetry month, we bring you performances by the poets and students of Youth Speaks, from their annual event in honor of another master orator, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Direct download: MakingCon_120418_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm PST

Justice in the Home: Domestic Workers Re-define the Labor Movement

With the passage of New York’s Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010, workers are now organizing in California and other states to win basic rights and protections long denied to this labor force. On this edition, we look at past and present struggles of domestic workers.

Direct download: MakingCon_120411_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm PST

Bees: The Threatened Link in Food Security ENCORE

Honey bees help pollinate 1 in every 3 bites we eat. But they’re fighting to survive, in a world filled with pesticides and parasites. We’ll learn about colony collapse disorder and hear from beekeepers, researchers, and gardeners who are trying to protect the honey bee.

Direct download: MakingCon_120404_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm PST



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