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Listening to Imperial Avenue

The Sound of Ideas
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 9:00 am
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The Imperial Avenue murders have stirred up some long simmering anger in the Mt. Pleasant community. Last week, one listener--Joanne from Cleveland--emailed this: No one cared. [Even] if they had been college students with Rhodes Scholarships, as long as they were black from a black neighborhood, the crimes would have been ignored. It's not only here but every place. We do not matter. Is it true that no one cared? Have our communities lost the capacity for empathy? We'll talk about it Wednesday morning at 9.

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Pastor Lawrence Boone, Covenant Community Church
Ronnie A. Dunn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Urban Studies, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
David C. Barnett, Reporter, ideastream
Florence Bray, mother of victim Crystal Dozier
Blaine Griffin, Executive Director of Community Relations, City of Cleveland

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