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The mass of conflicting evidence released by prosecutors is feeding heated arguments about how and why Officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri.  But there’s a broader debate about equal access to justice for black Americans. Also, the EPA announces tough new smog-cutting rules, and the Pentagon is now part of a “Military-Internet Complex” -- conducting cyber-warfare to defend private companies that own the battlefields.

Photo: Ferguson protest in Palo Alto (Paul George)

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb
Evan George
Sonya Geis

EPA Announces Tough New Smog-Cutting Rules 6 MIN, 30 SEC

The EPA today took a long-awaited step to cut ground-level ozone, also called smog. Republicans are already opposed to new limits on factories and power plants. But the EPA says cutting emissions will save lives. Brad Plumer, senior editor at Vox.com, where he covers energy and the environment, has more on the EPA's latest move.

Guests:
Brad Plumer, Vox.com (@bradplumer)

Blacks, Whites and Access to Justice 32 MIN, 23 SEC

Street protests spread from Ferguson, Missouri to 170 cities last night. The “non-indictment” of Officer Darren Wilson has sparked frustration and anger. Wilson says he’d have shot Michael Brown — even if he had been white.  But polls show black and white Americans sharply divided. Do America’s multiple justice systems provide equal treatment under the law, or do they perpetuate the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow?

Guests:
Jeffrey Stewart, University of California, Santa Barbara (@BlackStudyUCSB)
Russell Moore, Southern Baptist Convention (@drmoore)
Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative (@eji_org)
Michael Rains, Rains Lucia Stern

More:
Officer Darren Wilson on fearing for his life
Moore on Ferguson and the path to peace
Carol Anderson on white rage, facts in the Michael Brown shooting case

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

Private Companies on the Cyberwar Frontlines 10 MIN, 57 SEC

No missiles are flying or guns firing, but the US is engaged in warfare with China and other nations.  It’s hackers, not soldiers, who are on the front lines.  The Military-Internet Complex is a growing part of America’s defense budget…with intimate ties to private industry. In his new book, @ War, Shane Harris writes that “The armies of nations will inevitably meet one another on the cyber battlefield.  But the armies of corporations will meet there, too.” We speak with Harris, a senior correspondent at the Daily Beast,  and with cyber-warrior Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike.

Guests:
Shane Harris, The Daily Beast (@ShaneHarris)
Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike (@Shawn365Henry)

The Watchers

Shane Harris

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