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August 3, 2018 - 5:22pm
Randy Blazak, who heads up the Oregon Coalition Against Hate, tells us about what his coalition of government officials, the police and community groups are doing in preparation for a rally there this weekend. How do you stand up to hate and deescalate tension at the same time?
July 30, 2018 - 1:23pm
A new documentary Whose Streets? premieres on the PBS POV series tonight. Told by the local residents and activists in the protest movement in the St. Louis area,  Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising and the movement that followed.
July 25, 2018 - 2:34am
A diary of NIOT board member Frank Duke's journey to deliver soil from the place where John Henry James, a Charlottesville resident who was murdered by lynching 120 years ago to Montgomery, Alabama, where the Equal Justice Initiative collects jars of dirt from 4,400 documented lynchings, mostly in the South. "We will learn, we will fight against ever denying anyone their dignity, their being, their life, their name, because of the color of their skin."
July 20, 2018 - 9:42am
Sad news out of Marshalltown, IA, today after a tornado hit the town on Thursday. Miraculously, no one was hurt, but the downtown area was "devastated" after what was described as a "catastrophic tornado." 
July 6, 2018 - 9:22am
Stories from the Not In Our Town network. This week: Mike Schlesinger is an upstander in his community of Marshalltown, Iowa (pop. 28,000). Watch his story.