This program is 28 minutes long
(Monument, Colorado: Kristen Dahlgren) The investigation into the murder of Colorado prison official Tom Clements by suspect Evan Ebel, who died in a Texas shootout, examined; details given about Ebel’s possible links to the 2-11 Crew, a white supremacist prison group, and indications he was involved in the murder of pizza delivery man Nathan Leon in Golden; scenes shown of Ebel’s wrecked car. [El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jeff KRAMER; Wise County, Texas Sheriff David WALKER- comment on the investigation.] [Southern Poverty Law Center Mark POTOK- says the 2-11 Crew is one of the more vicious gangs.] [Leon’s SISTER-IN-LAW – pleads for justice.]
(Washington: Pete Williams) The FAA’s plan to close air traffic control towers at smaller airports reviewed; map shown of planned shutdowns; examples cited.
(Detroit: Rehema Ellis) The outrage in Chicago over Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to close dozens of public schools due to budget problems featured; scenes shown of protests; details given about the cost to reconfigure schools absorbing new students; statement from Emanuel quoted; map shown of other cities that have closed schools. [Several PARENTS – react.] [Teachers Union president Karen LEWIS- says Emanuel should be ashamed.] [The Pew Charitable Trusts Emily DOWDALL- says district budgets have been tight since the recession.]
(Amman: Chuck Todd) President Obama’s talks with King Abdullah of Jordan during his Middle East trip reviewed; scenes shown of Obama being welcomed by camels and bagpipes in Turkey and visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem; details given of Jordan’s concern about the flood of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria. [OBAMA – responds to a question about US military involvement in Syria.] Obama’s arrangement of a phone call between Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who apologized for the deaths of 9 Turkish citizens during an Israeli raid in 2010 noted.
(Chicago: John Yang) A test to test children’s response to smoke alarms reviewed; scenes shown of kids sleeping right through the alarms; details given about research into sounds that work better than beeping, including parents’ voices. [Parents Michelle and Josh HOLLANDER, KIDS – comment.] [Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dr. Gary SMITH- says children spend more time in deep sleep and it’s harder for them to awaken in an emergency.]
(Richmond, California: Diana Alvear) A movement to reclaim seeds as a community resource in response to large conglomerates patenting varieties for commercial farming featured; scenes shown of a seed lending library in California and a seed summit at the University of California at Santa Cruz; map shown of states with seed libraries. [Seed library creator Rebecca NEWBURN- says you plant, grow, and return the seeds for other people to borrow; says we’ve lost genetic diversity.] [Backyard gardener Kelli BARRAM- says if you have seeds you hold the capacity to grow your own food and feed yourself.]