Riots erupted overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, after it was announced that a grand jury chose not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the August shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. [View the story "Kansas City reacts to Ferguson grand jury decision" on Storify]
Our colleagues at St. Louis Public Radio continue to report on the communities response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Follow their coverage in Ferguson both on their website and on a live blog, which is embedded below.
Salute Jay Leno, the 17th recipient of the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. This special celebrates “Tonight Show” host, comedian and performer Jay Leno, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, ...Continue Reading
In 1978, President Carter signed into law the American Indian Religious Freedom act, giving Indian people the “right of freedom to believe, express, and exercise the traditional religions of the American Indians.” Prior to this law, the practice of Indian spirituality was effectively illegal, and those who attempted to worship the way their heritage and ...Continue Reading
When farmer Sondra Pierce had her first child, she decided to forgo daycare. “Soon as I had my son, because I had my son very early, I would put his car seat in the tractor and he would ride with me,” Pierce says. During harvest on her sugar beet farm in rural Boulder County, Colo., ...Continue Reading
In the debate over immigration reform, farm and ranch groups have been among those calling for change the loudest, and most frequently. But after President Obama announced changes to the immigration system, the response from the agriculture industry so far has been mixed. In an announcement Thursday, Obama detailed how his actions will delay the deportation of ...Continue Reading