Obama, Ferguson, and Race; A Female Punk Legend; and Future of Food Carts

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Is President Obama sidestepping the issue of racism in how he’s addressing the situation in Ferguson, Missouri? We hear from a critic who says he is. Then, a closer look at one of the measures the president is proposing to improve local law enforcement in the wake of Ferguson: police body cameras. Do they work? Next, Los Angeles is the only major city in the U.S. that doesn’t allow street vendors, but that could be about to change. And we hear from punk legend Viv Albertine of the band The Slits on her new autobiography. Finally, a look at homophobia in women’s college basketball.

Banner Image: Protestors stage a "die-in" as they rally against the Ferguson, Mo. Grand Jury exoneration of police officer Darren Wilson for his August 2014 shooting and killing of Michael Brown while, at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, December 1, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama asked Congress on Monday for $263 million for the federal response to the civil rights upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri, and is setting up a task force to study how to improve modern-day policing. REUTERS/Larry Downing