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Alameda County sees spike in Covid-19 cases; Justice for George Floyd protests spread across the world; a history of righteous rebellion in the U.S.

0:08 – On May 30, Alameda County saw a spike in Covid-19 cases. Erin Allday, health writer for the San Francisco Chronicle has been tirelessly reporting on the crisis in the Bay Area for months and joins us to talk about it.

0:18 – Protests against the murder of George Floyd have spread around the world. We get an update from Berlin from activist and artist Diana Arce.

0:34 – What is the history of righteous rebellion in the U.S., and how do we think about the protests this week as a moment in history? Greg Carr, chair of the Howard University Department of African American Studies, joins us to talk about the origin of policing in “slave patrols” and systemic white supremacy today.

Photo from Twitter user @MrJoeFixit.

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