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Listen To "Summer of Racial Reckoning" On Aspen Public Radio


Aspen Public Radio will broadcast a special series from NPR, “Summer of Racial Reckoning,” hosted by Ailsa Chang and Rachel Martin. The three one-hour specials will air September 1 - 3 at 8:00 p.m.

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. This series highlights NPR's best reporting on racial injustice, the protests that have swept the country, and where the nation is headed.

Each of these 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.
  • Episode Two focuses on deeply rooted systemic racism opposed in the protests.
  • Episode Three reports on what has come of the protests so far, and the nation’s path forward.

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. Listen to the three one-hour specials this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m.