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National Protests Over Police Violence

Godofredo A. Vásquez
Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool
The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during the funeral for George Floyd on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston.

For more than two weeks, people accross the nation have taken to the streets to protest the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other black Americans.

On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by political science professors Donna Hoffman and Wayne Moyer to discuss the lasting impact these protests may have on the nation.


  • Donna Hoffman, professor of political science, University of Northern Iowa.
  • Wayne Moyer, professor of poltical science, Grinnell College.
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River