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Join KOSU This Sunday For Two Special Presentations On Race And Policing

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The rate at which black Americans are killed by police is more than twice as high as the rate for white Americans. This is a non-comprehensive list of deaths at the hands of police in the U.S. since Eric Garner's death in July 2014.

The death of George Floyd has sparked protests in cities around the country. For many his death, at the hands of police, seems very familiar.

This Sunday at 2 p.m., KOSU will have two special presentations on race and policing:

2:00 - NPR's Code Switch - "A Decade of Watching Black People Die"

Hosted by Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji, the NPR podcast Code Switch explores how race impacts every part of society - from politics to pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.

Their latest episode, "A Decade of Watching Black People Die," reflects on the devastating news of the last few weeks. Stories about the police killing black people feel familiar — so familiar, in fact, that their details have begun to echo each other.

2:30 - Making Contact's "The Bombing of MOVE, 35 Years Later"

In the second half of the hour, we'll air the radio adaptation of the film, "Let the Fire Burn," on the controversial clash between police in Philadelphia and the radical organization MOVE. On May 13, 1985, police dropped a bomb on MOVE's home, killing 11 people, including five children, and destroying 61 homes.

Ryan LaCroix is the Director of Content and Audience Development for KOSU.
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