Hands up, Mics on

On the third anniversary of Mike Brown's killing, we share the story of three playwrights who penned monologues about their experiences as black men in America. This is the first of two shows we're using to explore to art and activism during the month of August.

The U.S. has a long history of choosing who it will and won’t let participate in the voting system. So as the nation prepares to choose its next leader, with a wave of voter ID laws on the books, and with fears about fraud now a major narrative in the presidential election, we take a look at just who is and who isn't being let into "Club Democracy" — and why. More here...

Sectioned Off: Subsidized, low-income housing in America

Section 8 vouchers are supposed to be the ideal public-private partnership, by allowing people to use them in the private rental market. And for some people, they work fine.

But not always.

In many cases, in many cities, Section 8 voucher-holders are still treated as pariah in the housing market -- either by landlords who refuse to accept them, property owners who steer them to segregated areas, and a society that clings to racial and economic stereotypes.

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Which is winning post Ferguson?

What's the Missouri legislature done in the two sessions since Michael Brown's death? A little, but not nearly as much as was anticipated in 2014, when Ferguson was in the international spotlight.

In this episode, veteran political reporter Jason Rosenbaum, who's covered the story the entire time, gives us a retrospective look at the last two years and talks about what may come next.