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The news cycle continues to expose how America contends with racism: racial disparity in COVID-19 infections and deaths, the murder of Ahmed Aubrey, the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the protests, the president’s tweets, and the weaponization of white womanhood.

Hosts Kai Wright and Brian Lehrer will explore these issues with you and special guests, including Angela Davis from Minnesota Public Radio and Tanzina Vega from The Takeaway.

American University

Veteran radio reporter Patrick Madden to direct news coverage at Baton Rouge and New Orleans public radio stations.

BATON ROUGE, La. – 89.3 WRKF-FM, Baton Rouge’s NPR member station, today announced Patrick Madden has been named regional news director in a collaborative hiring arrangement with New Orleans NPR station WWNO-FM effective May 1, 2019. Madden will direct local news coverage at each station and regional coverage between both.