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On the Lowdown – Police Militarization – Is it a smokescreen for what’s really happening? – Sept 16 and 20

In August, 2014, an 18-year-old African American male was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking a wave of protests and acts of vandalism. The police response, which included armored vehicles and sniper rifles pointed at demonstrators, called world-wide attention, not only to the racial imbalance of many police departments but […]

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On the Lowdown – Reporter Greg Obrien embedded in the brain of an Alzheimer’s victim – Aug 5 and 9

Alzheimer’s is a disease that progressively shuts down the functions of the brain. It begins with the loss of short-term memory, attacks language and thinking skills, impairs mobility and finally destroys life functions like swallowing and breathing. As medical science makes gains in the fight against other diseases, Alzheimers cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed. […]

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