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74 Seconds tells the story of a July 2016 traffic stop that ended with the world watching a man die, live on their phones. This is the story of that man, Philando Castile, and the officer who is about to go on trial for his death, Jeronimo Yanez. Through comprehensive reporting, MPR News examines this intersection of race, policing, justice and safety in America. A lot can happen in 74 seconds.
||Clean16 Shots: A podcast about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald||The events we covered in 74 Seconds were only a piece of a larger national conversation on policing and justice. A new podcast from WBEZ and The Chicago Tribune examines a case still unfolding in C...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFurther listening||Looking for more in-depth listening and investigative reporting? We want to put a few shows on your radar.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat happens now?||The trial is over. A settlement has been signed. But how do people move forward? Plus: An interview with Wesley Lowery, a journalist who tracks police shootings across the U.S. Please consider taki...||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe shooting of Justine Ruszczyk||On July 15, the Twin Cities had its third high-profile police shooting in less than two years.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo be black and armed in Minnesota||'There's this fear about a black man with a gun,' said Lucky Rosenbloom, a firearms trainer — who says he's likely the only African-American trainer in the state of Minnesota.||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe anniversary of the shooting||On July 6, 2017, Philando Castile's family and friends marked one year since the traffic stop when he was killed. Plus: What's coming next from the 74 Seconds team.||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe documents and the juror||We dig into the case's investigative files and what they tell us about the night of shooting. Plus: One of the jurors in the trial sits down for an extended interview.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn inventory of Philando Castile's car||The car Castile was driving became a central piece of evidence in the case. It was towed away by authorities, photographed for the investigation.The things in his car, when you look through them, a...||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe dashcam video||Four days after the verdict, investigators released the video: It's the first time those 74 seconds have been shown outside the courtroom.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfter the verdict||We already know the outcome. But even though the trial has come to an end, for a lot of people, this story is not over.||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrial, Day 14: The verdict||On Friday, on the fifth day of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Jeronimo Yanez reached a verdict: Not guilty on all counts. We called reporter Riham Feshir, at the courthouse, in the minutes ...||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrial, Day 12: Jury at an impasse||The judge re-read jurors a portion of the instructions he'd given them on Monday. "You should not hesitate to reexamine your views and change your opinion if they become erroneous, but you should n...||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrial, Day 11: Preparing for a verdict||The jury is about to go into its third day of deliberations. And while the Twin Cities waits for a verdict, a St. Paul police commander explains his department's layered approach to handling large ...||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrial, Day 10: The jury deliberates||Both sides make their final arguments. The judge issues detailed instructions. And the case is left in the hands of the jury.||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrial, Day 9: Jeronimo Yanez takes the stand||'I thought I was going to die,' Jeronimo Yanez told the jury. 'I had no other choice.'||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrial, Day 8: The prosecution rests, the defense begins||By the fourth day of testimony, the prosecution has rested, the defense has moved for acquittal, and we expect to hear soon from Jeronimo Yanez himself.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrial, Day 6: Yanez's partner testifies||On the second day of testimony, two of the witnesses closest to the shooting -- Diamond Reynolds and police officer Joseph Kauser -- take the stand.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrial, Day 5: The dashcam and Diamond Reynolds||The jury is seated, the defense and prosecution have made their opening statements, and the first of the witnesses take the stand -- including the woman who brought this case to the attention of mi...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrial, Day 4: Getting to 23||As the first week of the trial ends, the jury in the case starts to take shape. Plus: Why choosing a jury for the trial of a police officer is different than for other trials.||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrial, Day 1: Jury selection begins||In the first of our trial updates, 50 potential jurors are sworn in, given questionnaires and instructed in the basics of the case against Yanez.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: The World is Watching||After Philando Castile's death, people marched, they chanted, they camped out in front of the governor's mansion. But no one was sure what would happen next.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: The Traffic Stop||What we know -- and what we don't know -- about those 74 seconds, and the Facebook video that made millions of people witnesses to Philando Castile's final moments.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: The Officer||When he pulled over Philando Castile, Jeronimo Yanez was working the night shift, patrolling three small Twin Cities suburbs. His law enforcement career was largely unremarkable. Now, he's about to...||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: The Driver||Meet Philando Castile, the elementary school cafeteria worker whose name became a chant and whose face became a symbol.||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: 74 Seconds||A man is dead, his last moments captured on Facebook Live. The police officer who pulled the trigger is now on trial. What happened the night of July 6, 2016? And what happens now?||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is needed but....
There are some really dumb questions and comments in this podcast. Like, "why did he carry a gun?" Yea, it's called the second amendment. Do you ask everyone that? It was his right. Also, if his family "isn't talking," maybe that says something. Maybe they don't trust the media, for good reason, even if it is MPR. You make it sound like they have something to hide, which they don't. They're smart and they're trying to protect the case they have in court against their loved one's murderer. That makes them smart, not shady. Respect that. And btw, Falcon Heights is a St. Paul suburb, not Minneapolis.
This is a man who was murdered and should be honored, here and everywhere. If you're reporting for likes and clicks, you're perpetuating hate. Do better. We ALL know that he was killed without any justification. Perhaps a better story would be about why we as a society continually allow it to happen. Why we allow people of color to be murdered and cops get off because "they feared for their lives." Change the narrative MPR. Otherwise, you're just as much a part of the problem. (I'll be back, if I can even handle listening to the rest of this series, if I need to take my words back. I sure hope you make me regret this rating. I'll eat my words.)
Wonderfully done! I can hardly wait for the next update. Thank you for doing this.
Looking forward to more