Marchers protest in Ferguson, Missouri.
AP Photo
October 03, 2014

Beyond Ferguson, Part 2: A WILL-AM 580 Special

Last month, host Janice Marie Collins, a University of Illinois journalism professor, began a conversation about some of the questions raised by the shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri.  That conversation continued Friday, Oct. 3, with a live special focusing on what comes next and the search for solutions.


A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council.
(Jeff Roberson/AP)
September 10, 2014

Ferguson’s Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.


Police stand watch over protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 13
(Scott Olson/Getty Images)
September 04, 2014

Ferguson Police Tactics Draw Justice Department Investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice will launch an investigation into police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., NPR's Carrie Johnson reports, with a focus on looking for a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.


Lesley McSpadden is comforted during funeral for her son, Michael Brown.
(Pool/Getty Images)
August 25, 2014

At Michael Brown’s Funeral, A Call For A Day Of Reckoning

After two weeks of sometimes violent protests, the family of Michael Brown finally took some time to mourn on Monday. The funeral service for the unarmed 18-year-old killed by officer Darren Wilson was held in a St. Louis megachurch.


Police arrest a man on Aug. 9th in Ferguson, Mo.
(Charlie Riedel/AP)
August 23, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.


Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri.
(Adrees Latif/Reuters/Landov)
August 23, 2014

Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson

Relative calm and restraint prevailed for a third consecutive night on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., as confrontations subside between authorities and those protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.


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