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'We Have Been Crying For Help': How The Pandemic Created An Environment For Protests

Ben Henry
Demonstrators on Saturday marched to Travis Park to protest the killing of George Floyd by a police officer

In the course of just a week, Americans swiveled from one crisis—the pandemic—to a seemingly very different one, the killing of black Americans by police. Dr. Stephen Thomas, an expert on race and public health at the University of Maryland, explains how these two crises are intertwined. 

Ben contributes reporting and audio mixing to a number of podcasts at Texas Public Radio including The Shakeout, Petrie Dish, and Worth Repeating. In previous lives, he made podcasts at New Hampshire Public Radio, worked as a science news reporter, and briefly entertained a career in marine biology.