74 Seconds tells the story of a July 2016 traffic stop that ended with the world watching a man die, live on their phones. This is the story of that man, Philando Castile, and the officer who is about to go on trial for his death, Jeronimo Yanez. Through comprehensive reporting, MPR News examines this intersection of race, policing, justice and safety in America. A lot can happen in 74 seconds.
Introducing In Front of Our Eyes
In March 2021, the first of the former officers charged in the killing of George Floyd will go on trial in Minnesota. Police officers are rarely prosecuted in such cases—and the world will be watching. MPR News, which has followed this case in detail from the beginning, will bring listeners updates on this monumental case, and the consequences it holds for the city and the country. Created in collaboration with American Public Media.
16 Shots: A podcast about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald
The events we covered in 74 Seconds were only a piece of a larger national conversation on policing and justice. A new podcast from WBEZ and The Chicago Tribune examines a case still unfolding in Chicago.
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What happens now?
The trial is over. A settlement has been signed. But how do people move forward? Plus: An interview with Wesley Lowery, a journalist who tracks police shootings across the U.S. Please consider taking our closing survey.
The shooting of Justine Ruszczyk
On July 15, the Twin Cities had its third high-profile police shooting in less than two years.
To be black and armed in Minnesota
'There's this fear about a black man with a gun,' said Lucky Rosenbloom, a firearms trainer — who says he's likely the only African-American trainer in the state of Minnesota.
When are the Chauvin trial updates coming???
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Stay with me
I listen to this podcast years ago and it still stays with me. I was shocked. Living in a small rural community in Minnesota this podcast is a must listen. The podcast did a fantastic job bring you to that day to that moment. It was eye opening.
Good flow, sad story.
I was not looking forward to this one but felt it needed to be heard. I’m glad I listened, though the story is frustrating and sad and makes you feel that justice has not been served. Which is the point.