NPR's 'Summer of Racial Reckoning' Series Coming to WDIY

Sep 1, 2020

Since the killing of George Floyd in an arrest by Minneapolis Police on May 25th, the summer of 2020 has unfolded with an outpouring of grief, anger, and calls to action. Over the next three Fridays at 6 p.m., WDIY will be presenting a new series from NPR, reporting on racial injustice, the protests that have swept the country, and where the nation is headed.

The Summer of Racial Reckoning is hosted by Ailsa Chang and Rachel Martin. Each of the three hours tells a different part of the story:

  • Episode One explores the lives of the people at the center of the protests whose deaths sparked the movement. (September 4th at 6 p.m.)
  • Episode Two focuses on deeply rooted systemic racism opposed in the protests. (September 11th at 6 p.m.)
  • Episode Three reports on what has come of the protests so far, and the nation’s path forward. (September 18th at 6 p.m.)

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.

Listen for this special three-part series from NPR News over the next three Fridays at 6 p.m. in place of TED Radio Hour, which will return on September 25th.