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Commentary on 60 Minutes Interview of Terrence Crutcher's Killer - Part 1

4/9/2017
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In the latest from Nuance, StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro and police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. discuss the claims made by Betty Shelby, the Tulsa, OK, police officer who killed Terence Crutcher, an unarmed Black man whose vehicle had broken down on the side of the road in 2016, in a recent interview with CBS's 60 Minutes (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/officer-betty-shelby-says-race-was-not-a-factor-in-terence-crutcher-shooting/). The episode was recorded as Michael and...

Duration: 01:24:54


Ep. 21: The Problem of Fear and Rationality in Police Use of Force

4/2/2017
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In the latest episode of Nuance, police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. discusses the limitations of notions like "fear" and "reasonable" in police use of force standards with StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro.

Duration: 00:27:10


Ep. 20 - on the Possibility of Effective Civilian Police Oversight

3/26/2017
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On the latest episode of Nuance, police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. discusses the possibility of effective civilian police oversight with StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro.

Duration: 00:18:10


Ep. 18 - Hip-Hop, Language, and Bias

3/12/2017
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In the latest episode of Nuance, StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro and police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. discuss the way Hip-Hop and other forms of music can challenge our biases by introducing us to alternative vocabularies. We also nominate Nas for the Nobel Prize in literature.

Duration: 00:19:53


Ep. 15 - Power, Structure, and Personal Responsibility

2/19/2017
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Using April 27, 2015 (the Baltimore Uprising), as their starting point, journalist Roberto Alejandro and police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. have a discussion about the relationship between power, social structures, and personal responsibility. The conversation is animated by two different views of power, the Foucauldean view, which holds that power is diffuse and exists in a matrix (Roberto), and the Marxist view which conceives of power on a more vertical basis (Mike).

Duration: 00:21:42


Ep. 14 - Mike and Roberto Solve Race in Politics & Violence in Policing

2/12/2017
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In the latest episode of Nuance, journalist Roberto Alejandro and police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. solve the problems of race and identity in American politics, and violence in policing. The Norwegian Nobel Committee should feel free to contact either of them, in anticipation of their Peace Prize, via Twitter (it goes down in the DM).

Duration: 00:37:55


Ep. 13 - on Stupidity and How to Reform Journalism

2/5/2017
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Journalist Roberto Alejandro and Police Scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. on the stupidity of systems (using the PhD job market as an example), and how journalism might be effectively reformed in the direction of better vetting of information.

Duration: 00:20:28


Ep. 12 - Why America, why? (and RTJ3 reviewed)

1/29/2017
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In episode 12, journalist Roberto Alejandro and police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. commiserate about the election/presidency of Donald Trump, and the limits of leftist politics and democratic systems. They also review Run the Jewels 3, but mostly they ask, "Why America, why?"

Duration: 00:58:50


Ep. 11 - The Problem of Fear in Policing

1/22/2017
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In Episode 11 of Nuance, journalist Roberto Alejandro and police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. discuss the problem of fear in policing, and how both the police and the public need to reframe their perspective on the issue.

Duration: 00:27:40


Ep. 9 - The Epic Saga of Veterans Stand

1/8/2017
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aka "That time Mike tried to spend $1M in North Dakota," in the latest episode of Nuance, police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. tells the story of the #VeteranStandingRock demonstration last December, and the new organization, Veterans Stand, that was borne of the experience.

Duration: 01:32:33


Ep. 8 - Why Police Officers Are Political Pawns and How to Fix This

1/1/2017
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Police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. discusses the ways police officers become pawns of political systems with journalist Roberto Alejandro, and how to fix this.

Duration: 00:14:28


Ep. 7 - The Zombie Story

12/25/2016
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About that time police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. encountered a zombie while on duty in East Baltimore. And what this can teach us about implicit bias.

Duration: 00:13:09


Nuance Ep. 5 - Meet Your Host: Roberto Alejandro

12/11/2016
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Police scientist Michael A. Wood Jr. interviews his co-host, journalist Roberto Alejandro, about his background, and the importance of journalism that emphasizes hearing directly from the marginalized and oppressed.

Duration: 00:34:35


Nuance Ep. 3 - Lead Poisoning and Violence with Guest Dr. Lawrence Brown

11/27/2016
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Public health expert, activist in the movement for Black lives, and friend of the show Dr. Lawrence Brown joins hosts Roberto Alejandro and Michael A. Wood Jr. to discuss the impact of lead poisoning on urban environments and its link to violence. For those wanting more information on the link between violent crime and lead poisoning, a few links: http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i5/Crimes-Lead.html http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27067615...

Duration: 00:17:17


Nuance Ep. 2 - #VeteranStandingRock

11/23/2016
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Police scientist Mike Wood discusses #VeteranStandingRock, a campaign to enlist U.S. military veterans to stand in solidarity with Sioux Native Americans fighting the construction of an oil pipeline underneath their water supply from Dec. 4-7. To learn more, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/veterans-for-standing-rock-nodapl

Duration: 00:22:24


Nuance Ep. 1 -Roberto Alejandro and Mike Wood w/ Guest Dr. Lawrence Brown - A Capella Version

11/23/2016
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On the first episode of Nuance, a new current events podcast from journalist Roberto Alejandro and police scientist Mike Wood, our hosts are joined by public health expert and activist in the movement for Black lives Dr. Lawrence Brown, for a conversation about where the fight for police reform and Black lives stands after the election of Donald J. Trump.

Duration: 00:15:14


Nuance Ep. 1 - Roberto Alejandro and Mike Wood w/ guest Dr. Lawrence Brown

11/20/2016
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On the first episode of Nuance, a new current events podcast from journalist Roberto Alejandro and police scientist Mike Wood, our hosts are joined by public health expert and activist in the movement for Black lives Dr. Lawrence Brown, for a conversation about where the fight for police reform and Black lives stands after the election of Donald J. Trump. Podcast scored By NASA8

Duration: 00:14:57