Air Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time Slot: 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#59/505) "Black and Blue / Our Bionic Future"
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Show #59 (season 5, edition 5)

Debut: FRIDAY, MARCH 24 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT)

"Black and Blue": Almost three years after Ferguson, tensions between the police and black communities remain high. While African Americans are being targeted at unprecedented rates, 2016 saw a dramatic spike in the number of officers killed in ambush-style attacks. Recent attempts at reform have done little to save lives. Now, as the country grows further divided, some officers are speaking out to spark change in some of the 18,000 local police departments. VICE correspondent Cord Jefferson reports from St. Louis, one of America's most dangerous cities, to hear from activists and police officers alike about race and policing.

"Our Bionic Future": A bionic revolution is brewing, as recent advancements in bioengineering have brought about scientific breakthroughs in rehabilitation for people with disabilities. The most cutting edge research is happening inside the human brain, where implanted technology allows people to communicate directly with computers, using their thoughts. VICE's Wilbert L. Cooper travels to Zurich to see the first-ever bionic Olympics and discovers a host of technologies that are expanding what it means to be human.

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