Charlottesville Violence, Wisconsin Solidarity Rallies, History Of Left-Handedness

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This weekend, white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia turned deadly when a young man drove a car into a crowd of counter-protestors. We talk about the attack and what led up to it. We also hear from two WPR reporters about Wisconsin rallies to show solidarity with the victims. Plus, we look into the science of being left-handed and why a stigma against left-handedness still persists in parts of the world.

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  • Violence Erupts After White Supremacists And Counter Protesters Clash In Charlottesville

    Violence erupted over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va. when white supremacist demonstrators clashed with counter protesters. One woman was killed when a car rammed through a group of counter protesters, and 34 people total were injured. We talk to a Charlotte activist about what took place.

  • Wisconsin Rallies Held In Solidarity With Charlottesville, VA

    Rallies and marches were held in Wisconsin to show solidarity with the residents of Charlottesville, VA, and with the counter protesters there to oppose white supremacists. We get reports on the gatherings in Madison and Milwaukee.

  • Despite Gains, There's Still A Lot We Still Misunderstand About Left-Handedness

    Roughly 10 percent of the world’s population is left-handed…but why? The answer is complicated. A guest scientist and social historian looks at what we know, and still don’t know, about the science of left-handedness, as well as the stigma against being left-handed that still exists in parts of the world.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Nathan Moore Guest
  • John Fleissner Guest
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Guest
  • Howard Kushner Guest

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