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GUESTS FOR TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2014 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: Odd Decision to Announce Ferguson Grand Jury Decision at 9PM! Residents Devastated That Officer Wilson Will Not Be Charged! Aside from the anger over the lack of charges against officer Darren Wilson, a lot of questions continue to be raised about County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch and how he has run the entire investigation so far. What do YOU think? Will there ever be fairness in the Justice System for African Americans?
- Christof Putzel, award-winning journalist and correspondent forAl Jazeera America's flagship news program America Tonight. He has covered Egypt and Iraq for Al Jazeera America as well as the protests in Brazil leading to the World Cup. Putzel has received two du Pont Awards and was formerly a correspondent forVanguard, Current TV's investigative documentary series. Christof is in Ferguson, Missouri where he has been reporting on the Grand Jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case. The announcement came finally last night at the late hour of 9pm - another strange decision in this very problematic case! We'll find out the latest...
- Becky Pringle, Vice President, National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest labor union and professional association for educators. Ms. Pringle is a middle school science teacher with 31 years of classroom experience. She has served in the NEA leadership for years, including most recently as NEA Secretary-Treasurer. She also has served on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). Vice President Pringle spoke to us from Nashville, Tennessee where she was visiting the Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School for Parents Day and will be helping the students conduct a science experiment in one of the school labs there. STEM stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math", and the President has made an educational priority to have more students and teachers proficient in these fields. This event was part of a series of events planned around the country in recognition of American Education Week last week, November 16-22, 2014.[Previously Recorded]
- Jerry Austin, Ohio-based political consultant who has worked for many candidates over the years from Sherrod Brown to Paul Wellstone and as Jesse Jackson's 1988 Presidential Campaign Manager. More on Ferguson...
- Herb Boyd, American journalist, educator, author, and activist based in New York. His articles appear regularly in the "Amsterdam News", and have won him three 1st-place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. Boyd has been inducted into both the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent and the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame as a journalist. He teaches black studies at the City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle. When we were speaking with Herb yesterday, we were awaiting the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict when it was originally anticipated that it would be coming at 5pm Eastern Time.... we continue the conversation after the announcement and the first full day in response. Were the media and the police pushing for a more violent response? Many questions remain.
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