Trayvon Martin http://wunc.org en George Zimmerman And Celebrity Boxing: A Bread And Circus Affair? http://wunc.org/post/george-zimmerman-and-celebrity-boxing-bread-and-circus-affair <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin but was acquitted, is signed up to fight in a pay-per-view celebrity boxing match. The most likely opponent for the March </span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">1</span></font><font size="-1"><sup>st</sup></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"> match-up is rapper DMX. The proposed fight has elicited an array of responses, from proponents asking DMX to avenge Martin’s death to people pleading with DMX not to participate. In many ways the fight resembles the activities of ancient Rome, where gladiators would fight for their lives in a public arena and the spectacle distracted the masses from other concerns. </span></font></span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:02:45 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30205 at http://wunc.org George Zimmerman And Celebrity Boxing: A Bread And Circus Affair? Trayvon Martin's Killing Reverberates In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/trayvon-martins-killing-reverberates-north-carolina <p>On Saturday, July 13, George Zimmerman was pronounced not guilty of second degree murder for the killing of Trayvon Martin.&nbsp;The jury acquitted him on the grounds of self-defense.&nbsp;What does self-defense mean in a case like this?</p><p>Before the trial began, Judge Deborah Nelson forbade use of the term “racial profiling” in the courtroom.&nbsp;How does race play into the criminal justice system?&nbsp;</p><p>Host Frank Stasio speaks with a panel of experts to discuss these questions and what the Trayvon Martin case in Florida means for us in North Carolina. His guests are:</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:15:35 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 18981 at http://wunc.org Trayvon Martin's Killing Reverberates In North Carolina Taking a Lesson from Emmett Till http://wunc.org/post/taking-lesson-emmett-till <p>More than a half century before 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida, another black teenager named Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi. “Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till” tells his story, with actor Mike Wiley playing all 36 roles in film. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 14:39:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 5087 at http://wunc.org Taking a Lesson from Emmett Till