The Upside Of Slowing Down For Coronavirus, In-Depth On Protest Politics

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Protesters gather outside The Ingleside Hotel
Protesters gather outside The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, Wis., Tuesday, June 23, 2020, to protest Vice President Mike Pence’s visit for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. Madeline Fox/WPR

Slowing down and reflecting can be a really good thing, our guest argues — in ways we may never have done if not for the restrictions of the pandemic. And, the politics of bringing down statues and cyber protest are a few of the topics we’ll discuss with a sociology professor interested in socio-political movements.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Alan Lightman Guest
  • David Meyer Guest

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