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The latest news from Chicago Public Radio's "This American Life." Hosted by Ira Glass, "TAL" is an award-winning radio program and was also an Emmy-winning series on the Showtime network. The weekly radio show features first-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Regular contributors include David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman, Dan Savage, Jonathan Goldstein, and Chris Ware.
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Updates: Miami Gardens Police Department

March 4, 2015 - 12:12pm
p /Since we ran a story on Miami Gardens, Fla., in our "a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/548/cops-see-it-differently-part-two"Cops See It Differently/a" show, there's been several developments at the city's police department. p /• On Feb.15th, officers shot and killed resident Lavall Hall, 25. His mother told the ema href="http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article10490474.html"Miami Herald/a/em that she called the police after Hall refused to come into their house and came at her with a broomstick. She says she wanted help getting her son, who was schizophrenic and bipolar, to a hospital. The police chief, Stephen Johnson, told the Herald that his officers tried using Tasers on Hall after he hit one of them with the broom, but they pulled their guns when Hall charged them. The city placed the officers on administrative injury leave pending the outcome of an investigation. p /• Feb. 27th, a 10-year-old girl was struck by an unmarked police cruiser. Video report from 7 News in Miami is a href="www.wsvn.com/story/28223291/child-struck-by-car-in-miami-gardens"posted here/a. p /• Also on Feb. 27th, police chief Stephen Johnson was a href="http://www.wsvn.com/story/28229609/former-miami-gardens-police-chief-speaks-out-about-solicitation-arrest"arrested at a motel/a in a prostitution sting after allegedly trying to arrange a threesome with an undercover officer from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. In a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-gardens/article11429663.html"media interviews/a, the new chief, who'd been in his job less than a year, said: "The stress overwhelmed me, and I made a very bad decision." He talks about his arrest in a href="http://www.wsvn.com/story/28229609/former-miami-gardens-police-chief-speaks-out-about-solicitation-arrest"this video and apologizes/a. Miami Gardens terminated Johnson’s position. p /img src="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/sites/default/files/stephen_johnson.jpg"br / emFormer Miami Gardens police chief Stephen Johnson in a booking photo from the Broward County Sheriff's Department after his arrest last Friday. /emdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=7SNe7FlNVJI:PxDc5FutaEo:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=7SNe7FlNVJI:PxDc5FutaEo:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=7SNe7FlNVJI:PxDc5FutaEo:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=7SNe7FlNVJI:PxDc5FutaEo:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=7SNe7FlNVJI:PxDc5FutaEo:F7zBnMyn0Lo"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=7SNe7FlNVJI:PxDc5FutaEo:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=7SNe7FlNVJI:PxDc5FutaEo:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=7SNe7FlNVJI:PxDc5FutaEo:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=7SNe7FlNVJI:PxDc5FutaEo:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talupdates/~4/7SNe7FlNVJI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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This Week on the Radio: "Amateur Hour"

March 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
This week, stories of people who are in put into positions they’re completely unqualified to handle … but who try to make it work anyway. Including one story of a tough group of soldiers who attempt to save lives through the power of show tunes. pBroadcast February 28 to March 2/pdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:F7zBnMyn0Lo"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=G4bI0ha8qZw:NUgFheSFCxU:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talupdates/~4/G4bI0ha8qZw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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This Week on the Radio: "Except For That One Thing"

February 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Mike Anderson was 36 years old, married, a suburban father of four. He owned a contracting business and built his family’s modest, three-bedroom house in St. Louis from the ground up. He volunteered at church on the weekends and coaches his son’s football team. All pretty normal, right? Except for one thing … which surfaced one day two summers ago.pBroadcast February 21 to February 23/pdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:F7zBnMyn0Lo"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=lREHyku0kUU:oHgu6GVx3Kg:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talupdates/~4/lREHyku0kUU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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