- Inside the Headlines - 2014

Ferguson, Missouri is not that far from Fairfield. After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a cop in broad daylight this past weekend in the St. Louis suburb, it has become a catalyst for a wider debate on race, poverty, and the efficacy of the militarization of our local police forces.

Join us for a look at the SWATification of America on INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and KRUU station manager James Moore. This week's three tiers include that police state of mind; oil & vinegar in the climate change game; and animals are people, too.

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1. Police State of Mind
Why Ferguson Looks So Much Like Iraq
http://time.com/3111455/ferguson-missouri-michael-brown-iraq/
 
Tiny Georgia police department posts terrifying SWAT video
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/08/13/tiny-georgia-police-department-posts-terrifying-swat-video/
 
10 facts about the SWATification of the US
http://boingboing.net/2014/08/14/10-facts-about-the-swatificati.html
 
10 Tweets: Munitions in Ferguson
http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/08/10_tweets_munitions_in_ferguson.html
 
Nate Silver, Inspired by Ferguson, Tells Idiotic Arrest Story
http://gawker.com/nate-silver-inspired-by-events-in-ferguson-tells-idio-1621363315
 
Billionaire Found in Middle of Alcoa Bribery Case Avoids U.S. Prosecution
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-14/billionaire-found-in-middle-of-bribery-case-avoids-u-s-probe.html
 
4 Unarmed Black Men Have Been Killed By Police in the Last Month
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/3-unarmed-black-african-american-men-killed-police

2. Turn And Face The (Climate) Changes
World Awash in Oil Shields Markets From 2008 Price Shock
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-13/world-awash-in-oil-shields-markets-from-2008-price-shock.html
 
Exxon Teams with Russians to Drill for Arctic Oil
http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/exxon-teams-with-russians-to-drill-for-arctic-oil-140813?news=853957
 
Russian gas company hires D.C. lobbyists
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/08/13/15233/russian-gas-company-hires-dc-lobbyists
 
The World's Biggest PR Firm Is In Denial About Its Climate Change Denial
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-worlds-biggest-pr-firm-is-in-denial-about-its-climate-change-denial
 
PACOM not waiting on politics to plan for climate change
http://www.stripes.com/news/pacom-not-waiting-on-politics-to-plan-for-climate-change-challenges-1.297433
 
Carter: ‘Nutcases’ are stopping climate action
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/215027-carter-nutcases-are-stopping-climate-action

3. Animals Are People, Too
9 Reasons You Should Support Great Ape Personhood
https://www.thedodo.com/community/rachelvee/9-reasons-you-should-support-g-660255866.html
 
SeaWorld earnings, stocks plunge as animal welfare debate rages
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2014/0813/SeaWorld-earnings-stocks-plunge-as-animal-welfare-debate-rages
 
SeaWorld Isn't The Only Guilty One: 9 Parks Around The World Keeping Orcas In Captivity
https://www.thedodo.com/seaworld-isnt-the-only-guilty--672456788.html
 
The last polar bear in Africa dies pining for his partner
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/the-last-polar-bear-in-africa-dies-pining-for-his-partner-20140813-103tab.html
 
The Zoo That Will Swap the Roles of Humans and Animals
http://www.vice.com/read/bjark-ingels-amelia-abraham-323

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!

Presidential praise for Iranian math prize winner (with and without head scarf)
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2014/0813/Presidential-praise-for-Iranian-math-prize-winner-with-and-without-head-scarf
 
Turtle Power: Sensors Give Hatchlings a Chance in Hatteras
http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/remote-sensors-mean-more-sea-turtles-fewer-beach-closures-hatteras/90545/
 
David Gregory Nears His Exit
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/david-gregorys-flight-to-nowhere-109938.html
 
ODDS & ENDS
The Suburbs Made Us Fat
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/08/blame-the-city/375888/
 
Jesus Burgers offers Isla Vista food for body and spirit
http://www.latimes.com/local/great-reads/la-me-c1-jesus-burgers-20140811-story.html
 
Atlanta's Housing Recovery Is a Tale of Two Cities
http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-economy/big-questions/atlanta-s-housing-recovery-is-a-tale-of-two-cities-2014081
 
Vast majority of hackers believe they're above the law -- survey
http://www.cnet.com/news/vast-majority-of-hackers-believe-theyre-above-the-law/
 
NPR Is Laundering CIA Talking Points to Make You Scared of NSA Reporting
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/12/nprs-dina-temple-raston-passed-cia-funded-nsa-contractor-independent-fear-monger-snowden-reporting/
 
Televised confessions on state-run TV consolidate China's social control
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/11/televised-confessions-state-tv-china-social-control
 
We Need to Stop Killer Robots from Taking Over the World
http://www.vice.com/read/how-to-stop-killer-robots-taking-over-the-world-212
 
The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/14/the-cave-where-mayans-sacrificed-humans-is-open-for-visitors.html
 
NASA's Asteroid Mission Is Dumb, Says NASA Assessment Committee
http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/nasas-asteroid-mission-dumb-says-nasa-assessment-committee
 
Peru Has Reopened Its Office of UFO Investigations
http://www.vice.com/read/ufo-hunting-in-peru-390
 
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