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The State of California's Politics, How Do You Stay Safe While Protesting? Talking To Kids About Current Events




A protester poses next to a painting for George Floyd's family in Hollywood after curfew during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody, in Los Angeles, California, June 2, 2020. - Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd in police custody. (Photo by Kyle Grillot / AFP) (Photo by KYLE GRILLOT/AFP via Getty Images)
A protester poses next to a painting for George Floyd's family in Hollywood after curfew during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody, in Los Angeles, California, June 2, 2020. - Anti-racism protests have put several US cities under curfew to suppress rioting, following the death of George Floyd in police custody. (Photo by Kyle Grillot / AFP) (Photo by KYLE GRILLOT/AFP via Getty Images)
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State of Affairs

Lawmakers across the state are responding to the calls of protestors and law enforcement is now looking at budget cuts to law enforcement agencies. It's been a tumultuous week to say the least so we will look back on it with State of Affairs, our weekly look at politics in our Golden State.

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How To Stay Safe While Protesting?

We're entering day TENTH of protests today, with more planned for the weekend. Despite the global pandemic, all 50 states in our country have participated in the peaceful protests. So, with more on the horizon, we ask: If you wish to participate, how do you do so while staying healthy?

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Veterans Protests

While President Trump has threatened to deploy the military against protesters in American cities, some in those crowds are former service members themselves.  For some Black veterans, the demonstrations against police violence are a chance to find their voice. Megan Verlee reports for the American Homefront Project.. a public media collaboration that reports on American military life and veterans.

How To Talk To Your Kids About What's Going On

Ever since the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed, our country has been engaged in conversations about race, social justice, protesting and policing. On Take Two, we started the week with a segment on how to talk with kids about all of this. We revisit an expanded version of that conversation now. 

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Freedom Dreams

This week we've been talking to experts and parents about how they're handling the times with their children. How and why one expert is encouraging her 5-year-old Jordan, 9-year-old Joah and 10-year-old JJ to create their own "freedom dreams." 

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