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Political Theater, Episode 202

Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's brother, hugs Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a photo op Tuesday with the Floyd family to mark the anniversary George Floyd’s murder.
Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's brother, hugs Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a photo op Tuesday with the Floyd family to mark the anniversary George Floyd’s murder. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

This week marked the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, a time defined by a subsequent international reckoning on racial justice, a debate about overhauling police departments and an election that brought social and cultural issues violently into the foreground.

Mary C. Curtis, host of the Equal Time podcast and a CQ Roll Call columnist joins us on Political Theater to discuss where we are, where we’ve been and where we might be headed.

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