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We start with a three-part look at the situation stemming from the death of Eric Garner at the hands of police in Staten Island, N.Y. First, what might come of the pending federal civil rights investigation? Then, the long, racially-charged history of the police chokehold. And finally, we examine the question of whether we’ve reached a tipping point for a new civil rights movement. Next, L.A.-based comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butler talk about their work, their podcast and their engagement. Then, a preview of the 24th film in the James Bond franchise, and how the series has remained successful for 50 years.

Banner Image: Police estimate that 2,500 people turned out for the the 'We Will Not Go Back' march and rally for Eric Garner in the Staten Island borough of NY

Breaking Down the Federal Investigations into Brown and Garner 8 MIN, 16 SEC

A grand jury in Staten Island, New York, refused to indict the white police officer who used the chokehold on Eric Garner. But U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that there will be a federal civil rights investigation into the incident, which led to Garner’s death. The Justice Department also launched a civil rights probe into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; a civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, two years ago, is ongoing. What’s likely to come of these investigations?

Devlin Barrett, Washington Post (@DevlinBarrett)

Attorney general nominee Lynch to lead Garner civil rights investigation

The Long, Racially-Charged History of the Chokehold 7 MIN, 55 SEC

Eric Garner was killed by a chokehold, even though the NYPD banned the tactic more than 20 years ago. How frequently do police still use chokeholds, despite decades of controversy over them and bans around the country? We look into that question, as well as the LAPD’s racially fraught history with the tactic.

Constance Rice, Civil rights attorney based in Los Angeles and Co-Director of the Advancement Project in Los Angeles

A New Civil Rights Movement? 11 MIN, 36 SEC

Hundreds of people in cities across the country are protesting the Staten Island grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner. On the heels of another grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, anger in the black community is running high. But what happens next? Have we reached a tipping point?

Jody Armour, USC (@NiggaTheory)
Joe Hicks, Community Advocates (@Project21News)

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher on Comedy, Life, and Love 14 MIN, 10 SEC

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are two L.A. comedians who happen to be engaged to one another. Esposito is having an especially big year, with gigs across the country, a new album, and late show appearances. Both of them join Madeleine in the studio to talk about their joint podcast and life, and whether there’s such a thing as “lesbian comedy.”

Rhea Butcher, L.A.-based comedian and co-host of the action movie podcast “Wham Bam Pow.” (@rheabutcher)
Cameron Esposito, L.A.-based comedian and co-host of the action movie podcast “Wham Bam Pow.” (@cameronesposito)

Wham Bam Pow

The Business of Bond 6 MIN, 27 SEC

The 24th James Bond film has just been announced. “Spectre” will once again star Daniel Craig as a brooding, muscle-bound 007. Sam Mendes, who directed the last film, “Skyfall,” is back to direct. We take a look at how the franchise has been able to remain successful for over half a century.

Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood (@MovieMantz)

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