Occupy Wall Street
Friday, June 15, 2012
When demonstrators from the Minneapolis occupy movement posted video depicting what looked like a series of unprovoked arrests, the Minneapolis Police Department posted their own video showing several warnings to the crowd. Bob talks to incoming police chief Janee Harteau about the department's decision to post video of their own officers at large public events.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Much of the reporting on the eviction of occupiers from Zuccotti Park this week focused on what happens next -- can the movement survive without a physical location? Sasha Costanza-Chock is an MIT professor who has been studying the protests. He talks to Brooke about what the future holds for OWS and about how the protestors are organizing digitally in new ways.
Friday, October 21, 2011
As the Occupy Wall Street protests spread around the world, they have changed the meaning and usage of the word "Occupy." Ben Zimmer, executive producer of the Visual Thesaurus and former "On Language" columnist for the New York Times, tracks how the word's meaning has shifted over just the last month.
Nicolas Jaar – "Problems with the Sun"
Friday, October 14, 2011
The media have drawn a lot of comparisons between the nascent "Occupy" protests and the Tea Party. But the Tea Party–or parts of it–objects to that comparison. Brooke spoke to Politico’s Ken Vogel, who says some members of the Tea Party have launched a media campaign against Occupy Wall Street.