Aug 14, 2017

08/14/2017: Could efforts to fight violent extremism get more support?

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A rally planned by white nationalist groups ultimately led to violent clashes and the death of an anti-racist protestor, Heather Heyer, this weekend. One federal effort to target domestic terrorism, the Countering Violent Extremism program, had been set up by the Obama administration. But recent changes under the Trump administration have raised questions about the program's future. On today's show, we'll take a look at what the program does and what might change. Afterwards, we'll look at a RAND study that shows Americans are doing work during their personal time, and then discuss the question of who owns seeds bought by farmers and gardeners. 

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The Uruguayan government is drafting a law to pay reparations to transgender people

Aug 14, 2017
The Uruguayan general assembly is currently reviewing a proposal aimed at assisting the transgender community.
Sandra Valin (right) celebrates a quarter century of fighting for LGBT rights in Uruguay.
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We're taking a lot of work home with us, a RAND study finds

Aug 14, 2017
More than half of those surveyed use personal time to meet employers' demands.
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Who owns the seeds bought by farmers and gardeners?

Aug 14, 2017
As companies like Monsanto and DuPont gain patent rights to seeds, one group of plant breeders is trying to create an alternate open access seed market.
Brian Campbell and Crystine Goldberg are breeding seeds for the Open Source Seed Initiative on their farm near Bellingham, Washington.
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After Charlottesville, future of funding to counter homegrown extremism worries experts

Aug 14, 2017
The Obama administration program designed to target homegrown extremism, Countering Violent Extremism, has seen grants diverted from community partnership programs to law enforcement.
 A vigil is held in downtown Philadelphia on Sunday in support of the victims of violence at the "Unite the Right" rally In Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. 
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08/14/2017: Countering domestic terrorism

Aug 14, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called Saturday's deadly car attack in Charlottesville an act of domestic terrorism. On today's show, we'll chat with Faiza Patel from NYU's Brennan Center for Justice about how the government tries to combat violent extremism. Afterwards, we'll discuss Uruguay's attempt to draft a measure that would provide transgender people with reparations.

A rally planned by white nationalist groups ultimately led to violent clashes and the death of an anti-racist protestor, Heather Heyer, this weekend. One federal effort to target domestic terrorism, the Countering Violent Extremism program, had been set up by the Obama administration. But recent changes under the Trump administration have raised questions about the program’s future. On today’s show, we’ll take a look at what the program does and what might change. Afterwards, we’ll look at a RAND study that shows Americans are doing work during their personal time, and then discuss the question of who owns seeds bought by farmers and gardeners. 

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