Virtual Trolls, Cops, and Fears A collection of favorite This American Life stories. Writer Lindy West recounts being tormented by an Internet troll. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn tries to improve the relationship between cops and the black community. Michael Bernard Loggins tried to battle his fears by listing them. He ended up with a list 183 items long.
You Gotta See It to Believe It There's a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country's poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. The hope is that kids connect, but some public school kids just can't get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.
Cops See It Differently, Part Two Our second hour of stories about cops and race. We hear the story of Earl Sampson, who was harassed by police to the point of absurdity, and the convenience store owner who protected him. And one of our producers asks: How much does race affect the way cops deal with people? And what are departments doing to address that?