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Conflict & Justice

Police reform requires culture change, not just diversity, advocates say

As demonstrations against police brutality and racism continue in the US and in other parts of the world, people who work with police departments to address biases and build ties with communities of color are questioning the effectiveness of their work. The World looks at the San Jose Police Department, which, despite its diversity, was criticized for its response to recent protests.

COVID-19: The latest from The World

Harvard grad student creates a new PPE supply chain from China to Boston

The coronavirus pandemic is creating an insatiable demand for medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) that has overwhelmed the world market. China has ramped up the production of needed supplies by bringing new manufacturers online. In an international marketplace where companies, federal and state agencies are fighting for equipment, Harvard business student Sophie Bai and her colleagues are creating a new supply chain.

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Fair Game - Episode 20071031 - Segment 1

Spider researcher Cheryl Hayashi, who recently won a MacArthur fellowship for her work on spider silk, will tell us how our soldiers might be wearing spiderwebs in their next war.

Global Politics

Puerto Rico primary

Fair Game news analyst Ritch Duncan examines what impact the Democratic Primary in Puerto Rico could have on the Presidential nomination.

Development & Education

Home schooling

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jill Tucker talks about the recent California state appeals court ruling which declared that homeschooling by parents without teaching credentials is illegal.

Environment

Disappearing salmon

Faith talks to Peter Moyle, a professor of fish biology and conservation at UC Davis, about the sudden collapse of the wild Chinook salmon population in northern California.