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Minneapolis Was a Powder Keg

All it needed was a match.

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Episode Notes

The Minneapolis police lost the faith of their community long before the death of George Floyd. How did things get so bad?

Guest: Jon Collins, reporter for Minnesota Public Radio and host of 74 Seconds.

Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Danielle Hewitt.

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.

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