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NPR News Special: Summer of Racial Reckoning

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Protesters march in downtown Brooklyn over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer on June 5, 2020 in New York City.

Since the killing of George Floyd in an arrest by Minneapolis Police on May 25th, the summer has unfolded with an outpouring of grief, anger and calls to action. NPR is producing three one-hour specials, comprising new reporting as well as our best reporting on racial injustice, the protests that have swept the country and where the nation is headed. The series is called “Summer of Racial Reckoning” and is hosted by NPR’s Ailsa Chang and Rachel Martin.

  • Episode One explores the lives of the people at the center of the protests whose deaths sparked the movement. Episode one will air Sunday, August 23rd at 9am on WXPR.                                                                                           
  • Episode Two focuses on deeply rooted systemic racism opposed in the protests. Episode two will air Sunday, August 30th at 9am on WXPR.
  • Episode Three reports on what has come of the protests so far, and the nation’s path forward. Episode Three will air Sunday, September 6 at 9am on WXPR.

In each hour, Chang and Martin step through the story with other NPR hosts and correspondents bringing the last three months of American history into focus in a new way.

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