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Beyond Ferguson: Race Tensions in Washington

March 12, 2015

In a two part episode, IN Close explores the issue of police relations with minority communities in the wake of a deadly shooting in Pasco. Stories include the growing frustration over how police react to people of color; the new philosophy being taught to police recruits to avoid violent confrontations, and the biggest challenges Seattle and Washington face when it comes to race relations.

Finding Common Ground

Responding to questions about police brutality, racial inequality and social justice, a diverse array of leaders share their visions and ideas of what we can do as a society and as individuals to make change.

How We See It

What happens when people of different backgrounds view the same video of a police interaction?

Roundtable Discussion

Deborah Wang sits down with Sue Rahr, Rev. Aaron William and Jennifer Shaw to talk about the culture and mindset as well as the pressures that are put on the police.


A diversity of political, cultural, religious and educational leaders challenge us to confront the racial realities of our region’s and wax poetic and prophetic on where we go from here.

Youth Movement

What began as a social media hashtag, has now become the rallying cry of a new movement in America. This story takes a look at how “Black Lives Matter” resonates with college and high school students in Seattle.

Warriors to Guardians

The state police academy where new recruits come for basic training is embracing a new philosophy. It still teaches cops warrior skills, but also stresses a guardian mentality. The unique training approach might help diffuse escalating conflicts with words instead of weapons.

King County Sheriff John Urquhart Interview

In Close producer Enrique Cerna talked with King County Sheriff John Urquhart about Comey’s remarks and the challenges the Sheriff and his department face in trying to build trust.


Photo Gallery: The Spoken Word

Coming Next Week

Voices: Beyond Ferguson, Part II

Continuing the conversation started in part one, political, cultural, religious and educational leaders challenge us to confront the racial realities of our region.

The Way We See It

How many different ways can a video be perceived? IN Close takes a look at how people interpret the same footage and discover if motive is in the eye of the beholder.


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