Former Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral And Former Boston NAACP President Michael Curry On Nationwide Protests Against Systemic Racism
Protests and marches fanned out across the United States this weekend, sparked by the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd last week. In Boston, thousands of protesters marched on Sunday from Roxbury to the State House, chanting peacefully and demonstrating with signs. Later that night, the groups that remained grew unruly, turning to looting and property destruction of businesses and police cars, primarily in the downtown area, while police officers with batons deployed tear gas and pepper spray.

The killing of Floyd and the nationwide unrest that followed has spurred national conversation about the persistence of racism in policing and the criminal justice system, the goals of protest, and what — if anything — has chang ed since the the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner galvanized the nation almost six years ago. Jim Braude joined Michael Curry, former president of the Boston NAACP and now chair of the national NAACP Advocacy & Policy Committee, and Andrea Cabral, former Massachusetts public safety secretary and Suffolk County Sheriff, to discuss.

Remembering Elsa Dorfman
Cambridge artist Elsa Dorfman died Saturday at her home at the age of 83 of kidney failure. She was known around the world for her large-print Polaroid portraits, which have been show in the National Portrait Gallery, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts.